Wednesday 26 February 2014

3,000 jobs available at entry level in hospitality sector

The hospitality industry is facing difficulties recruiting qualified and entry level staff according to Michael Vaughan, the outgoing president of the Irish Hotels Federation, who spoke at the Federations annual conference this week.

According to Mr Vaughan, there are up to 3,000 entry level jobs available. He added three out of every four hotels and guesthouses reported difficulties hiring qualified craft and entry level staff.

For more on Mr Vaughan's speech and the Irish Hotels Federation annual conference see the Irish Times report here.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

DIT student is Knorr student chef of the year

Congratulations to DIT student, Fiona Drought (pictured), who won this year's Knorr student chef of the year competition. Competitors came from all over Ireland and the final was closely fought.

The theme of this year's competition was Wise up on food waste, competitors had to use ingredients from sustainable sources and limit the amount of food waste generated. Catherine impressed the judges with her main course, a symphony of Irish venison, and her dessert which was prepared using ingredients taken from a mystery basket revealed on the day.

For more see the DIT website and Knorr website.

Monday 17 February 2014

Blanchardstown and Tallaght ITs share library resources with DIT

DIT staff and students can now access some library resources in both the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT). ITT library's stock includes material for their courses on Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism which may be of particular interest to DIT Cathal Brugha St students.

Staff and students will need to present their ID card before using the libraries but they can then use all print material available and use the photocopying facilities. However, users will not be allowed to borrow material or use ITB and ITT electronic resources.

DIT staff and students can access the DIT's electronic resources, such as databases and ebooks, in ITB and ITT. Simply log on to the eduroam wifi service and access the DIT resources as normal. Click here for more information on eduroam.

ITB and ITT students will have the same access to DIT libraries.

It may not always be possible during busy periods to accommodate visiting library users and admission may sometimes be refused.

Monday 10 February 2014

Culinary Arts students receive rave review of supper club

Two DIT Culinary Arts students, CĂșan Greene and Harry Colley, received a rave review in Saturday's Irish Times for their eatery, the Dublin Popup Supper Club.

Judging by the glowing review, you can expect to read a lot more about CĂșan and Harry in the future. Click here for the review.