Love our industry?
Want to make it better?
A BETTER INDUSTRY: Chefs Round Tables
Dublin 02 Oct | Killarney 09 Oct | Kilkenny 16 Oct
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOEL GROUP
You’re invited: Add Your Voice
Everyone knows that the shortage of chefs is biting big time.
When Chef Network was set-up we made retaining and attracting chefs key amongst our objectives.
To do this we believe we need to do 2 things:
- make our industry a better place to work
- shout about what’s great about being a chef
We’ve had enough of the negativity. It’s up to us chefs to commit to the future of our profession – by making kitchens great workplaces and by telling the world why we do what we do. Yes it can be tough, and people need to realise that those at the top worked damn hard to get there, but there’s also lots of positive reasons why chefs do what they do and we need to start telling those stories.
In one of our early gatherings to develop Chef Network, chefs suggested creating a Charter for a Better Kitchen Workplace, a set of principles that the whole team can commit to, guidelines for creating an environment built on respect, learning and a place people are happy to come to work.
This might be the most important things we have done yet!
This October, in partnership with Noel Group, we are inviting you to join fellow chefs in creating this charter and committing to how we can make our kitchens great places to work, as well as sharing your passion for what you do and helping us tell the story of why this is a great industry.
Gather with fellow chefs in Dublin, Killarney or Kilkenny to share some food and spend 2 focused hours around the table sharing ideas and bringing our collective brainpower and creativity to the most pressing questions for our industry – how to we keep and attract chefs?!
We will use your ideas and input to build the Charter and a collaborative platform for chefs to share ways of achieving the principles.
We will also run a Student-Industry forum on 6 November on IT Tallaght, inviting all of the Institutes of Technology who train chefs to send a lecturer and student.
The work at this event and the Round Tables will culminate in our Kitchen Culture event in LinkedIn Dublin on 20 November where we will invite members, industry, relevant industry groups and state bodies, and media to tell them about the commitment of chefs to creating a better industry and about why we all need to join forces in telling a positive story about our profession.