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.Learn More
Upcoming 12 Week Courses
|12 Week Certificate Course September 2020||Mon 21st Sep - Sat 12th December 2020||€12,695|
|12 Week Certificate Course January 2021||Mon 4th January - Sat 27th March 2021||€12,695|
|12 Week Certificate Course April 2021||Mon 19th April - Sat 10th July 2021||€12,695|
|12 Week Certificate Course September 2021||Monday 20th September - 11th December 2021||€12,895|
|12 Week Certificate Course January 2022||Monday 3rd January - 26th March 2022||€12,995|
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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!
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
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
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.