Professional Cookery & Chef Training

5M-Business Faculty

Are you passionate about food and the culinary arts? If you are looking for a career in the food industry, then our Professional Cookery & Chef Training 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, nutrition and essential food-safety.

You will build a portfolio of experience and skills that will be enhanced through work placement in professional food service environments. This programme is an ideal foundation for a wide-range of careers in the food and hospitality industries, with options to progress direct to employment, and also to further study.

You will also have options for progression to Higher Education courses.

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 and Technology
  • International Cuisines
  • Meal Service
  • Pastry, Baking and Desserts
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
  • Work Practice
  • Word Processing

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Chef / Apprenticeship
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Service
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Production
  • Food Writer
  • Nutritionist
  • Restaurant Manager


This is a very detailed course, it includes food preparation, cooking, serving, plating and a lot of food tasting. The kitchen facility is immaculate and it gives each student their own professional section to work at. Work experience was one of the best aspects of this course and I would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about a career in the food and professional cookery industry.


Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery 5M2088


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

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

PLSS Code: 371081
Coordinator: Dympna Moynihan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.