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Professional Cookery  


Is This Course For You? 

This course is aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career in the catering and hospitality industries. 

Students will be immersed in a wide range of specialised areas related to professional kitchen operations.

VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. 

Entry Requirements 

» English language assessment, and 
» Relevant prior experience, and 
» Personal interview 

What Will I Study? 

» Menu Planning  
» Applied Nutrition 
» Culinary Techniques 
» Pastry, Baking and Desserts 
» Meal Service 
» Work Practice 
» International Cuisines 
» HACCP Food Safety 
» Food Science and Technology 
» Personal Effectiveness 
» Word Processing

What Qualifications  Will I Get When I Finish  The Course? 

QQI Professional Cookery 5M2088 NFQ Level 5, EHOA (Environmental Health Offices Association) 

Career Opportunities  and Progression 

This one-year programme qualifies graduates to seek employment in hotel, catering and hospitality industries. Students may also progress to further study at QQI level 6 or Higher Education Colleges at QQI level 6 or Higher Education Colleges.


1 Year 

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