This course allows learners to develop practical culinary skills with an understanding of nutrition, food science and food hygiene. The course includes active menu planning and food service in our restaurant. Students also have the opportunity to obtain a primary certificate in food hygiene accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (E.H.O.A).
As Kinsale is the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ this course is well situated to obtain the best work experience placements. The Good Food Circle in Kinsale is committed to providing a rich source of varied work experience for the students of this programme. The Course benefits from an on-site kitchen garden producing organic fruit and vegetables.
The College also boasts a restaurant for the exclusive purpose of training students. During the year students have the chance to participate in the successful Kinsale Gourmet Festival; students enjoy guest speakers and demonstration, field trips to various businesses and participate in the Kinsale Food Market. Graduates from this course can readily access the labour market or advance to further studies both nationally and internationally.
Students can go on to enjoy careers in the hotel and catering industry, in restaurants, cafés and hotel kitchens.
Further Study Opportunities
• Culinary Arts, CR640, Cork Institute of Technology
• Culinary Studies CR655, Cork Institute of Technology
• Culinary Arts, TL719, IT Tralee o Culinary Arts, GA372, GMIT.
• Shannon College of Hotel Management
Participants will be required to undertake 30 days of work placement in a suitable environment. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
The Kinsale Good Food Circle are the generous sponsors of a scholarship to a QQI Level 5 student who excels in all aspects of the course and who will continue their studies in Third level in the Culinary field.