• Code: LC
  • Certification:City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts)                 QQI Level 5 equivalence on the NQF (8065-02)
  • Duration:One Year

Description

This City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts is for candidates who wish to work in the hospitality industry. The course also aims to combine practical Culinary related modules with modules relevant to the Hospitality and Catering sector. The course consists of practical training demonstrations, workshops and eld study visits. Guest speakers from the Catering/Tourism sector may visit the Institute and learners may attend business presentations and seminars.

Programme of Study
  • Prepare food for cold presentation 
  • Prepare,cook and finish stocks, soups and  sauces 
  • Prepare,cook and finish fish and shell fish  dishes 
  • Prepare,cook and finish meat, poultry and offal 
  • Prepare,cook and finish vegetables, fruit and pulses 
  • Prepare,cook and finish rice, grain, farinaceous products and egg dishes 
  • Prepare,cook and finish bakery products Prepare,cook and finish hot and cold deserts and puddings
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning 
  • Culinary Arts Principles
  • Food safety in catering
  • Safety at work
  • Healthier foods and special diets


     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications


Places offered following successful interview. 

Career Opportunities
  • Professional Cookery
  • Restaurant and Hospitality Sector
  • Event Management
  • Hotel & Catering Operations
Higher Education Progression*

Candidates can progress to third level colleges in the eld of Culinary Arts subject to application and interview
BIFE: 

  • Professional Cookery Advanced (8065-04)

Where are they now?

Having left school and starting a career in professional cookery I found that I needed to gain qualifications to further my career in the industry.  BIFE gave me the opportunity to combine my working life and college to gain the skills needed in the real world whilst continuing to work.  I found the City and Guilds professional cookery course challenging but it has left me with a skill set that I can continue with in both further education and industry. - Sesilia Adamia

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