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...

Pia Zain
12 Week Certificate Course.

I have to say that I enjoyed the entire experience immensely. I thought the presentation style of Darina, Rachel and Rory were exceptional and they were all very approachable. The content of the course was marvellous. I found the culinary knowledge very stimulating and encouraging. As well as that, the background knowledge, tips and facts on various things which the three of them brought to their presentations was exhaustive. All your staff were incredibly pleasant and helpful and the...

A Student
Entertaing with Darina and Rachel Allen

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course, have come away feeling really inspired! Have made a number of the recipes since I have returned home which has gone down very well with family and friends! Found the whole atmosphere at the cookery school very friendly with a wonderful ethos, everyone was so helpful and friendly. Rachel was so approachable, knowledgable and went out of her way to answer questions and source recipes in response to queries, would highly recommend the course."

A Student
Rachel's Bake

This was my 2nd year at the cookery school. Myself and my sister are going to make this an annual event. I cannot tell you how rejuvenated I was after spending the week in Shanagarry followed by a long weekend at the hotel. We just felt like we were on retreat from the world and made so welcome by all the family and staff. A special mention to Mamie our kitchen chef (please pass on our thanks) who looked after us so well. So looking forward to either part 2 or part 4 next year.

A Student
Introductory Course