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Cavan Institute

Professional Cookery


Professional Cookery

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

This course in Professional Cookery is aimed at students interested in finding employ­ment in the catering industry.


At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Professional Cookery may progress to the Commis Chef apprenticeship course, a two-year, level 6 programme where you earn as you learn. 


Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligi­bility requirements).

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  • Culinary Arts - DKIT

  • Culinary Entrepreneurship - TUS Midlands 

  • Culinary Arts (Killybegs) - ATU Donegal

  • Culinary & Gastronomic Science - ATU Galway/Mayo

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery

  • Culinary Techniques 

  • International Cuisines 

  • Meal Service 

  • Pastry, Baking and Desserts 

  • Word Processing 

  • Food Science and Technology 

  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition 

  • Personal Effectiveness 

  • Work Practice

About This Course

This course will enable students to achieve strong culinary and pastry skills. Students will develop an understanding of menu planning and meal serv­ice. Students will be given the opportunity to gain EHAI (Envi­ronmental Health Association of Ireland) certification in Food Safety. Valid for a period of five years. This course is aimed at students interested in becoming chefs within the hospitality sector. On completion of the course chefs are work ready or can progress to the Commis Chef level 6 programme or pursue a culinary arts degree

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