Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts, Professional Chef Programme
The Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts-Professional Chef Programme provides students with the key skills, knowledge and competencies required to work as chefs in a professional kitchen. The programme is a focused course with theory lectures, masterclasses, guest lectures and field trips.
This course will teach your everything you need to know about life as a chef. You will develop essential culinary knowledge and skills which will you take you on a global sensory tour learning about cuisines from all over the world while working with and recognising the wonderful food produce developed on the island of Ireland. Students who successfully complete this course can progress to year 3 of related courses.
Alumni from the programme are employed in a variety of establishments in the hospitality and food sector, from restaurants, to hotels and industrial catering, in Ireland, Europe and worldwide. Galway International Hotel School’s industry links will allow you to get essential insights into the culinary sector and will enable you to establish connections and contacts that may influence your career.
This programme will provide the learners with both theoretical knowledge and specialised culinary skills, developed through the acquisition of creative and technical competencies, all within a realistic learning environment. The education and skills you will develop will be directly linked to best practice with a focus on provenance, seasonality and sustainability.
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Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
The programme is a two-year programme and at the end of year one, there is a mandatory 12-week placement in an Irish Hotel, Restaurant, or other approved establishments, organised by the LInKS office in conjunction with the student
Many staff have worked in the industry and bring real, relevant industry experience to the classroom
The world is your oyster! Global chef shortages mean multiple opportunities exist for culinary graduates to work in the sector you aspire to.