CAO CODE: DK650
Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts
This two year certificate programme is for individuals with a passion for and interest in culinary arts and food. If your aim is to become a andlsquo;top chef andlsquo;either at home or abroad, this is the programme for you. The programme prepares you for employment as a professional chef in the tourism and hospitality industry.
As a chef in the skilled profession of cookery, you need to be creative with food. You also have to understand the science of food (including food safety), changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of catering operations. The Culinary Arts programme covers the theory and practice of professional cookery including a 12 week work placement between year one and year two.
There is always a need for qualified chefs in hotels, restaurants, and other food related business. Career promotions can be rapid from Commis Chef to Chef de Partie and ultimately Head or Executive Chef.
Grade D3 or better in ordinary level in five Leaving Certificate subjects including English, or Irish.