I’ve been doing private chef jobs ever since leaving ballymaloe in December 2014 (alongside my full time PA job) and never would have had the confidence to do these without everything I learnt on the 12 week course. It was one of the most enjoyable rewarding and invaluable things I have ever done. Not only did I make friends for life (go Mrs Walsh’s!) but over time I built up enough clients to quit my job in April 2018 to focus on my dream of catering full time. We are going from strength to...
12 WEEK COURSE PROGRAMME
The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is based on a structured programme, covering a wide range of world cuisines and techniques. It equips students with all the necessary skills to start a career as a professional chef.
|12 Week Certificate Course April 2019||Mon 29th April - Sat 20th July 2019||€12,595||Places Available||Book Now|
|12 Week Certificate Course September 2019||Mon 23rd Sep - Sat 14th December 2019||€12,595||Places Available||Book Now|
|12 Week Certificate Course January 2020||Mon 6th Jan - Sat 28th March 2020||€12,595||Places Available||Book Now|
A peek at the schedule of a typical day for the Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate student. It's an early start and a busy day, but we guarantee you'll have lots of fun along the way!
What our Students Say
What our students say
All I can say is that it has made me so much more aware of the seasons and the benefits of using good fresh seasonal produce and ingredients at all times. My knowledge of the industry has become more aware and I consider food and where it is from to a greater degree than I ever did before.
What our students say
Food is how I connect to myself, to others and to the places I land; Ballymaloe gave me the roadmap to create a life around an orbit I would never grow out of. It gave me the groundwork to be in food, period, not just restaurants or catering. The way I learned to cook, eat and connect on your program is an unfailing (and utterly necessary) through-line in a career that is often anything but linear. It was also among the best three months of my life. If I could go back and start the course...
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More information on our 12 week course
There's nothing quite like reading about the past experiences of the students who have already passed through our halls to get a real flavour of what it's like to study and live here.
12 Week Certificate students may avail of accommodation at the Ballymaloe Cookery School Cottages. There are also options for off-campus and local accommodation.
This area is designed specifically for current students, providing access to recipes, weekly lists, rotas, and upcoming events.