Salaries for head chefs in Ireland rise up to €90,000 amid 'dire’ staff shortages

Research from Excel Recruitment has found that salaries in the hotel and catering industry are increasing due to staff shortages

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Head chefs in Ireland can expect to earn salaries of between €75,000 and €90,000 according to new research from Excel recruitment.

The company’s annual salary guide for the hotel and catering sector also found that hotel general managers can expect to earn €90,000 on average with regional managers for industrial, corporate, and retail catering also expected to earn €90,000 on average per year.

Shane McLave, managing director of Excel Recruitment said: “Long before Covid 19 ...