Do you want to learn new skills for working in the restaurant and hospitality industry? We can help provide partially funded training and apprenticeships

About our training

The Restaurants Association of Ireland offer a range of training options for groups or individuals. Training to become a chef or to work in the restaurant industry can be a rewarding and challenging experience. 

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  • Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Local educational providers

Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet

The Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet was established in 2017 by the Restaurants Association of Ireland to provide partially funded training to those working in restaurants and the wider hospitality industry, from owners to managers, head chefs to commis chefs, and front of house service staff.


Culinary Apprenticeships are a type of on-the-job training program that provides aspiring chefs and other culinary professionals with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a professional kitchen. Rather than attending a traditional culinary school, apprenticeships provide a more hands-on approach to learning the skills and techniques necessary to succeed in the restaurant industry.

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  • Commis Chef Level 6 Apprenticeship Programme
  • Chef De Partie Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme
  • Sous Chef Level 8 Apprenticeship Programme


Local educational providers

Looking to sharpen your culinary skills and learn new recipes to impress your friends and family? Look no further than our selection of places that teach you how to cook!

Interested in studying a hospitality course?

Upcoming courses

RH Skillnet is an innovative training network that offers a range of trainer-led programmes designed to help individuals and businesses acquire new skills and knowledge. These programmes are led by experienced trainers who provide personalized guidance and support throughout the learning process.

Have a question?

For any questions on training, reach out to us:

Niamh O’Malley

Network Manager
Telephone: +353 1 677 9901

Ready to become a member?

Find out more about the benefits of memberships
with the Association here.