Welcome to the multi-award-winning

Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Based on our own 100 acre organic farm, we have been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983.

live cookery demonstrations

Ballymaloe cookery school online

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cooking school on demand


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fireside chats

5 week
summer course

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12 week
certificate course

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The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 WeekCertificate Course is run three times a year, with courses beginning in January,April or May, and September. The course is aimed at anyone with a passionate interest in food. Many of our students use the course as a springboard to become a professional chef; others use it to equip themselves with a marketable skill. Others still take the course simply to maximize the pleasure they get from cooking at home. Students develop a deep and detailed understanding of food and how it is produced. The emphasis is on recognising the best ingredients and knowing how to showcase them.

The course curriculum covers a broad spectrum of international cuisines and techniques:
  • The Ballymaloe Style
  • Classical French Cuisine
  • Indian
  • Mexican
  • Italian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Spanish
  • Butchery
  • Curing and Smoking
  • Menu Planning
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Food Hygiene (HACCP)
  • Meeting Food Producers & Suppliers
  • Cheese Making
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