The Central Statistics Office released figures of Employment, Occupations and Industry from the 2016 census on December 14th 2017. The figures provide much need data on the chef profession in Ireland. The figures also allows a comparison with the data of 2011 census.

I have complied the data relating to chefs in the Republic of Ireland and present them here allowing easy access to the information for chefs, employers, educators and business leaders alike. A booming economy combined with a growing number of regional tourism and gastronomy strategies present significant demands on the chef profession and by extension all stakeholders. By presenting the data here it is intended to assist chefs, employers, educators, business leaders and tourism strategists to assess these challenges and consider how to meet aspirational ideals of sustainable growth in the coming years.

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