My experience at the 12-week course at Ballymaloe in 2014 is the foundation of my career in food. It's the base of the pyramid. It's where I not only gained the skills to cook professionally, but also realized that cooking and eating were, together, the first language of love and connection I learned in life.
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
Ballymaloe Cookery School is a transformative and empowering place, where a passion for food and a respect of the environment go hand in hand. I was lucky enough to attend the May 2011 Certificate Course and the experience was truly life changing. I spent three months in bliss - waking every morning to the clarity of a lush green country farm, cooking with fresh, organic ingredients, and learning from people who are truly passionate about food. I felt I found a place where I belonged - where...
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.