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Cavan Institute

Emma Dowd

Professional Cookery

Commis Chef apprenticeship programme.

Emma came to Cavan Institute to study on our Professional Cookery course. Emma has a passion for cooking and she wants to be a chef. She is currently working in Lisgrey House in Virginia, Cavan.
Emma told us that "after going to an open day in Cavan Institute, I got an insight into what I would be doing on the professional cookery course. The course helped me build my confidence in my cooking skills as well as my multitasking and organizational skills which are important for being a chef.
The course also helped me as I completed 40 days of work experience in a hotel kitchen. This gave me an insight into how a professional kitchen was run and I would have never gotten this experience only for the course.
The highlight of the year for me was the Spring meal event that my class and I organised. We planned the event ourselves from drafting up menus to cooking the dishes and I really enjoyed the process as it allowed me to be creative.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Cavan Institute and would recommend the Professional Cookery course to anyone who has a passion for cooking and wants to improve their skills in the kitchen.
I also had the opportunity to travel to France with Leargas and Erasmus+ which was an amazing experience to work in a French kitchen. I can thoroughly say that the experience was amazing."

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