12 Week Certificate Course
The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is based on a structured program covering a wide variety of world cuisines and culinary techniques. Students are equipped with all the necessary skills to start a career as a professional chef.
Shorter Cookery Courses
Whatever your cooking ability we have a course for you. Choose from a selection of courses ranging from 1/2 a day to a full intensive week.
Afternoon Cookery Demonstrations
Cookery demonstrations take place almost every weekday at the School from 1.45pm to 5.00pm. Join our students for an afternoon.
Darina's Saturday Letter
Darina writes a weekly article on food issues in The Examiner, featuring the latest happenings in the culinary scene as well as musings on social and environmental issues, along with hot tips on upcoming food-related events. Click below to read the latest letter and access a treasure trove of accompanying recipes..
Visit our Open Gardens
Did you know that our gardens are open to the public year-round? A most pleasurable morning or afternoon can be passed meandering from one to the next. Wander through at your own pace alone or with friends or, if you prefer, our knowledgeable Garden Guides can accompany you during your visit...
5 Week Summer Cookery Course
This five week cookery school is designed to give you a really good grounding in cooking and baking. We will cover a wide range of subjects, styles and techniques so you feel confident and adept in the kitchen. The course will leave you with an extensive repertoire with everything from the tradional and classic to the current hottest trends.