Project Description

Professional Cookery

5M-Business Faculty

PLSS Code: 283666
Coordinator:Dympna Moynihan

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

  • 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 €300

Additional Costs
PPE Chef’s Clothing Pack Required €150 average price
Chef’s Knife Set €150 average price
Manual Handling Training €50
Food Hygiene & HACCP Workshop €50

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

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. 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.

Note: This is a full-time course.