information about the Ramore chef academy school, the left side shows chefs plating up food and the right of the flyer lays out the benefits you get from attending the 4 week course

Are you ready to turn your passion for cooking into a sizzling career? Look no further! The Ramore Chef Academy is here, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! If you’ve ever dreamt of donning a chef’s hat and creating culinary masterpieces, this is your golden ticket.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Ramore Chef Academy:

When: The Chef Academy kicks off on Monday, October 2nd, 2023, and runs until Friday, October 27th, 2023. Get ready to spice up your life for four thrilling weeks!

Time: We know you’re eager to dive into the world of gourmet cooking, so our academy runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. It’s a full immersion into the culinary arts!

Where: All the magic happens at the stunning Ramore Restaurants, located at 1 Harbour Road, Portrush, Co Antrim BT56 8DF. Prepare to be inspired by the breathtaking seaside views as you hone your culinary skills.

Deadline Alert: Don’t miss your chance to be part of this culinary adventure! The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday, September 25th, 2023. Time is ticking, so don’t let this opportunity simmer away.

Master Chefs at Your Service: Our training is in the capable hands of People 1st, renowned experts in culinary education. You’ll learn from the best to become the best!

Why Choose Us?

At the Ramore Chef Academy, we take pride in transforming food enthusiasts into culinary maestros. Here’s why you should choose us for your culinary journey:

Hands-On Experience: We believe in learning by doing. Get ready to roll up your sleeves, chop, sauté, and plate your way to becoming a pro chef.

Elite Instructors: Our team of instructors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. They are dedicated to shaping you into a top-notch culinary artist.

Inspiring Location: Located in picturesque Portrush, our academy offers you the chance to train in a beautiful coastal setting. The ambiance alone is sure to ignite your creativity!

Internship Opportunities: The Ramore Restaurants are more than just a training ground; they could be your future workplace! We offer internships to our standout graduates.

Networking Galore: Rub shoulders with industry professionals, make lasting connections, and get a taste of what the culinary world has to offer.

Ready to Take the Plunge? Become the next NI masterchef!!

Apply now by clicking on the link below to embark on the culinary adventure of a lifetime:

Ramore Chef Academy Application Form|:

Learn More: For additional information about the Ramore Chef Academy, check out our webpage:

Ramore Chef Academy Webpage:

Don’t let your culinary dreams simmer away on the back burner. Join us at the Ramore Chef Academy and let your passion for food sizzle into a rewarding career and follow us on Facebook to hear about more opportunities in your area for similar academies as we make announcements regularly across our Northwest Facebook page- click the facebook link below.

Did you know that People 1st are hospitality and catering training specialists?

We offer a wide variety of training courses across Northern Ireland for various roles within hospitality and training, so if you work in this sector or are an employer then please reach out to our team as we would be really happy to help get your staff certified at a range of levels, across a range of courses. You can check out some of the courses that we offer here:


We have exciting news just released of Hospitality Academy, we are running in partnership with Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
What is the Hospitality Academy and who is it for? 
The Hospitality Academy will support 30 eligible individuals through a two-week fully funded, bespoke training programme designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to begin a career within the hospitality and tourism sector. 
What is included? 
✅ Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism sector including overview of service providers and career pathways on offer
✅ Industry site visits and guest speakers
✅ Practical taster sessions in a range of hospitality skills such as food and beverage service, kitchen skills and barista
✅ RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene
✅ Employability and mentoring
✅ Guaranteed interviews for live vacancies with top hospitality and tourism employers based in the borough.
Who can apply? 
This opportunity is open to all residents in the borough who are

unemployed, or working 16 hours/week or less, or at risk of redundancy. This course is fully funded so there will be no cost to the participants.

Are you a local hospitality employer? 
If you’re a local employer in the hospitality and tourism sector and would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you too!
Further information and how to apply? 

To find out more and register for a place contact Charley Riddle on [email protected] or 028 3833 7000 before 1pm on Friday 14 October 2022. The Hospitality Academy will commence on Monday 17 October 2022. 

You can also apply online here directly via this link:

All places on the Hospitality Academy are funded by the Department for Communities through the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Labour Market Partnership, and the programme is delivered by ourselves, People 1st.

The People 1st Apprenticeship team of Peter, Nadine and Trevor are going to be at the Apprentice Fair at Guildhall Derry on 13th October- find out more about how you can sign up to be an apprentice with us and gain qualifications while you work!

The apprenticeships programme is a fabulous way to ‘earn while you learn’ if you want to get trained and gain qualifications in a vocational area while you work and get paid.

This option really suited current trainee chef Sean Owens, who is studying for his Level 3 apprenticeship with People 1st NorthWest and Browns In Town. Sean loved cooking and while working part time in Browns decided to leave the world of computers to forge a new path way in the culinary arts:
” I was working in IT and decided to go down the chef path as it was much more suited to me. Culinary School was very expensive and the Apprenticeships programme allows me to gather the same skills without any expense. I’d highly recommend it to anyone, the Apprenticeships programmme has given me the opportunity to follow a new career path. “

If you have any questions in the lead up to the event our specialist Nadine Elliott will be happy to answer them, so either email [email protected] or call 07999 025671

You can also watch more about Sean’s story below and find out more about his journey with People 1st and his employer Browns in Town, Derry.