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).
|Course Hours:||4 days in college a week and one day in work experience|
|Entry requirements:||1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will |
be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met
the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
|Course Duration:||1 year|
|Commencement Date:||September 2019|
|Course Co-Ordinator:||Ms. Jenny Fitzgerald|
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.
Culinary Techniques: 5N0630
Meal Service: 5N0635
Pastry, Baking & Desserts: 5N2084
Menu & Applied Nutrition: 5N2085
Food Science & Technology: 5N0730
Word Processing: 5N1358
Personal Effectiveness: 5N1390
Work Practice: 5N1433
International Cuisine: 5N0632
Applications for all our courses will be available on the website and in the college from 1st week in January 2019 for all courses commencing in September 2019.
Interviews will be held for all courses later in the year generally in May/June. To apply, simply download an application form and forward to the College.
Students can go on to enjoy careers in the hotel and catering industry, in restaurants, cafés and hotel kitchens.
• 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.
“I found studying in Kinsale College of Further Education very beneficial, the tutors were very helpful in delivering the course content and using examples in an easy to understand manor. It helped greatly getting used to having deadlines in assignments, working as part of a team, learning about international cuisine, HACCP, individual presentations, knife skills, and working on a budget in the kitchen before progressing onto cit. The work experience in the industry was really great as it gave a great opportunity to see how different kitchens operate. I am currently studying culinary studies in Cork Institute of Technology. Overall I really thought studying in Kinsale College was really great. I would totally recommend it to people to do before going onto CIT as it is a great course and it really gives an insight on what's to come if you want to progress on. ”
“It would be an understatement to say that I absolutely love my time here at Kinsale College. I came home early from my travels to start the professional cookery course that my mother and brother graduated from last year. They had ranted and raved about how much they had learned and they couldn’t have praised it enough! After attending the course I couldn’t agree more, the teachers are so helpful and I’ve gained wisdom that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in cooking and baking. If only I had done this course before my travels I wouldn’t had to lived off bacon and eggs for the last two years!”