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Culinary Arts - Aisling Rock

Aisling Rock - Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts - GMIT

“My passion for food and cooking has now become my career” - Aisling Rock

My time in GMIT was incredibly rewarding. The lecturers and my fellow culinary arts students, inspired, motivated and supported me which in turn enabled me to realise my full potential.

My passion for food and cooking has now become my career thanks to the fantastic team in The Galway International Hotel School.

It has opened up so many doors for me and afforded me many new and exciting opportunities, such as representing Galway and Ireland in the European Young Chef award in Barcelona and going on to win this award in 2018. In 2019 I was invited to join the international jury to judge the 2019 competition.

I am excited at what the future holds and would recommend GMIT to any young person looking to pursue a rewarding career in the hospitality industry.

Since graduating from GMIT in 2019, I have been working as Demi Chef de Partie at the Dromoland Castle Estate, Co. Clare.

Aisling Rock, Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts – winner of European Young Chef 2018