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

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

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 in students the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to build successful careers in today’s fast-growing, ever-changing culinary arts, hospitality and food industries.

A two-year programme, it includes a period of industry work experience. The programme is built around three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines: Culinary Arts Performance; Culinary Science, and 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.

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.

Culinary arts professional in the culinary, food service and hospitality industries – including

  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • industrial catering
  • food retail outlets
  • licensed trade
  • cruise liners
  • other food-related industries

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
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

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School Office

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Programme Chair - Mr Diarmaid Murphy