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.

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Upcoming 12 Week Courses

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12 Week Certificate Course September 2020 Mon 21st Sep - Sat 12th December 2020 €12,695 Waiting List Add to Waitlist
12 Week Certificate Course January 2021 Mon 4th January - Sat 27th March 2021 €12,695 Places Available Book Now
12 Week Certificate Course April 2021 Mon 19th April - Sat 10th July 2021 €12,695 Places Available Book Now



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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!

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What our Students Say

Clare DeBoer and Jess Shadbolt talk about Ballymaloe

Past Ballymaloe Cookery School Students Clare DeBoer and Jess Shadbolt talk about their time at Ballymaloe Cookery School and opening their NewYork Restaurant 'King'.

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More information on our 12 week course

Student Blogs

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.

Student Accommodation

12 Week Certificate students may avail of accommodation at the Ballymaloe Cookery School Cottages. There are also options for off-campus and local accommodation.

Afternoon Cookery Demonstration at Ballymaloe Cooking School

Student Area

This area is designed specifically for current students, providing access to recipes, weekly lists, rotas, and upcoming events.

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