Many people who come to do our 12 Week Certificate course have been thinking about it for many years. Often it has been an interest for a long time and like so many other people, they find it difficult to just seize the moment and make the time to attend the course. 12 Weeks is a long time after all and sometimes its too much to expect an employer to keep your position open while you go off and learn how to cook in the wilds of east cork. However if you do manage to arrange all this, then there is many things to be learned and enjoyed.
Find out how previous students got on.
Many of our students over the years have written a blog while they are here at the school and have documented their day to day experiences. Below are a few moments that are of interest and if you would like to know more and have a few extra excuses to just do it, you will find many more links on our Student Blogs page.
"The experience of Ballymaloe is like nothing that I can describe and do justice to ... it really is a special place, the people are warm, welcoming and generous with their knowledge and time (and i don't just mean in their work hours) ... within a day or two you feel like you have been there for years, and that is down to the atmosphere created by the teachers and staff!