Project Description

Professional Cookery

5M-Business FacultyCode: 250604
Coordinator:Markita Mulvey

Are you passionate about food and the culinary arts? If you are looking for a career in the food industry, then our Professional Cookery programme will provide all the right ingredients.

You will learn detailed skills and competencies in culinary techniques and food preparation through practical classes in our professional kitchen. The course also explores restaurant service, food science and nutrition.

You will build of portfolio of experience and skills that will be enhanced through work placement in professional food service environments.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New course for 2019 – 20!
  • High-level practical skills training
  • Learn in our professional kitchen
  • Work practice built-in
  • Expert teaching team
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Food Science & Technology
  • International Cuisines
  • Meal Service
  • Pastry, Baking and Desserts
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Word Processing
  • Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  • Work Practice

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Chef
  • Commis Chef
  • Cook
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Service
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Production
  • Food writer
  • Nutritionist
  • Restaurant Manager

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Professional Cookery 5M2088

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and course materials €650

Additional Costs
PPE Chef’s Clothing Pack Required €150 average price
Chef’s Knife Set €150 average price

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.