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.Learn More
Upcoming 12 Week Courses
|12 Week Certificate Course January 2022||Monday 3rd January - 26th March 2022||€12,995|
|12 Week Certificate Course Apirl 2022||Monday 25th April - 16th July 2022||€13,195|
|12 Week Certificate Course September 2022||Monday 19th September - 10th December 2022||€13,195|
|12 Week Certificate Course January 2023||Monday 9th January - 1st April 2023||€13,295|
|12 Week Certificate Course April 2023||Monday April 17th - July 8th 2023||€13,395|
|12 Week Certificate Course April 2023||Monday September 18th - December 10th 2023||€13,395|
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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
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...
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...
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.