Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery Practice) / Ealaíona Cócaireachta (Cleachtas Gairmiúil Cócaireachta)

September 2020, Semester 1:  Classes take place in Cathal Brugha Street

February 2021, Semester 2: Classes take place in Grangegorman, Central Quad

2019 CAO Points - 242

Leaving Cert

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

 N/A

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O6/H7

O6/H7

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this programme is not recommended. 

This program integrates the theoretical and practical elements of culinary arts education to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding for you to build successful careers in today’s fast-growing, ever-changing culinary arts, hospitality and food industries. This two-year programme, it includes a period of culinary work experience. The programme is built around three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines: Culinary p

On graduation, you may expect to pursue a career as a qualified professional in the culinary, food service and hospitality industries – including hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, food retail outlets, licensed trade, cruise liners and other food-related industries – and advance towards becoming a fully qualified chef or catering supervisor or manager. 

If you successfully complete this programme, you’ll be eligible to apply to transfer to the BA in Culinary Arts, the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship and similar programmes in TU Dublin.

This programme facilitates student entry into national and international culinary competitions and offers student bursaries and awards throughout the programme.

Study Abroad

Our internship programme provides students with opportunities to undertake a work placement in Ireland, some students do opt to undertake the placement abroad.

Work Placement

Students complete work placements at Michelin star restaurants, hotels, bakeries and confectioners, and other food related

 

Graduates may expect to develop careers as qualified professionals in the culinary, foodservice and hospitality industries (including hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, food retail outlets, licensed trade, cruise liners and other food related industries) and advance towards positions

  • chefs
  • catering supervisors / managers.

The programme is of two years duration and includes a period of industry work experience. The programme is built around three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines namely:

  • Culinary Arts Performance
  • Culinary Science
  • Management, Languages and Information Technology

Core culinary modules such as kitchen & larder, pastry and wine studies are married with modules in gastronomy, aesthetics, nutrition, culinary science, culinary information systems, languages and business studies.

The programme is offered in a modular format: On the successful completion of year one and two, graduates are awarded a Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery Practice).

  • Kitchen & Larder 1&2
  • Pastry 1
  • Practical Larder Work
  • Theory of Food and Kitchen Organisation
  • French Culinary & Wine Terminology
  • Hygiene & HACCP
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • The Science of Food & Cooking
  • Gastronomy 1
  • Internship 
  • Kitchen & Larder 3 & 4
  • Gastronomy 2
  • Introduction to Food Costing
  • Practical Restaurant Operation
  • Food Production & Presentation
  • Intro to Nutrition & Diet Therapy
  • Pastry 3
  • Wine Studies 1
  • Introduction to Business
  • Culinary Operations Management

"TU643 was a great starting off point for me. As it gave me basic cooking techniques to produce great food. Also, the TU643 course gave me a great foundation into the science behind food and why it is important to have the basic cooking techniques. It gave me the fundamentals about food and also how to work with a team because not one person can run a kitchen by themselves, it takes a whole team.   Currently I am a Chef de Partie at MacNean House and restaurant. I love my job here and I walk into the kitchen everyday looking forward to another day of work" 

Ryan Malone, Chef de Partie, McNean House & Restaurant

TU942 Culinary Arts or TU943 Culinary Entrepreneurship and similar programmes in TU Dublin.

TU Code

TU643

Level

Level 6

Award

Higher Certificate

Duration

2 years

Number of Places

64

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School Office

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Programme Chair - Mr Diarmaid Murphy