Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Community – we are glad to have you on board. All that we ask is that you pay attention to these guidelines and rules (not many) and we will all be happy (most of the time).

Chef Network is professional network connecting Ireland’s chef community, where they can connect, inspire, share and collaborate. We want to create the same positive environment in our online community that we aspire to offline in our industry.

If your online behaviour or your posts do not meet the rules, or we feel that they are in any way offensive, inappropriate or not relevant to this forum, we may delete the posts or, for repeated offences, suspend your account. But we hope it won’t come to that.



Chef Network is for all professional and trainee/student chefs across the island of Ireland. If you have chosen cooking as your CAREER, then this network is for you. 
Amateur cooks, food bloggers, restaurant lovers, everyone else – we think you are wonderful, but please don’t try to sign up to the network, as it will be embarrassing for all of us when we have to say ‘No’.



Anonymous posting is not allowed on the Chef Network community. Register using your real name and include your name (and other relevant information eg where you work & your location) in your signature.


This is a POSITIVE environment - we want to encourage chefs to share, collaborate and inspire each other in a positive and open way. So please be constructive in your comments. 
Critiquing something is fine, giving constructive feedback when it is looked for is great, debate is fantastic. But do so in a way that is relevant and adds value – and never make it personal. 


This is a professional network so please behave in a professional manner and make contributions that are relevant to your profession. It may be relevant in some discussions to comment how being a chef can impact on your personal life, but we don’t need to know what your cat ate for breakfast.


Don’t offend, don’t get personal, don’t use unnecessarily strong language. Any member who makes comments or posts content that is racist, homophobic, sexist or discriminatory in any way will have their account suspended without warning.
Every chef is welcome here and everyone’s input is valid. Please don’t ever intimidate, belittle or alienate another member. If we see evidence of this, your account will be suspended.


Don’t try to use the community to try to sell stuff to other members. If your company wants to advertise on the Chef Network site or become a partner, please contact us and we can arrange.


Credit any content you post that does not belong to you
Only post content that is relevant, legal and complies with the rules above

That's it. Not too hard right?
By continuing with sign-up, you agree to abide by these rules.

 Read on if you want to know more about our PRIVACY POLICY


Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organisation except as noted below.

Industry Profiling

General information gathered through Chef Network may be used to build information and statistics about the industry, such as age profile, sectors, and other relevant demographics. This information will be used in an anonymous and personal information of members will not be shared.

Our Service Providers. 
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf. 

Business Transfers. 
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

Government and Legal Disclosures 
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law; to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

External Sites.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

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