Professional Cookery

Professional Cookery - 5M2088

What is professional cookery?

This course will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the science of food and food hygiene. Students will also develop knowledge of changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of cooking operations. In completing this course students will also gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Professional Cookery. 

Course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Personal Effectiveness

• International Cuisines

• Meal Service

• Work Practice

• Pastry, Baking and Desserts

• Word Processing

• Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition

• Safety and Health at Work

• Food Science and Technology

• Culinary Techniques


Professional Cookery 5M2088, HACCP

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course may find employment in hotels, restaurants, catering departments, cruise ships and airlines. Graduates will also be well prepared for further studies in the areas of hospitality, professional cookery, tourism and business in DIT and other colleges. This QQI award will enable participants to apply and progress onto the following newly developed level 6 suite of hotel, catering and tourism programmes in professional cookery, hospitality, bar supervision, front office management and tourism. In addition, holders of QQI Level 5 awards may also be able to apply for other degree courses under Higher Education Link Schemes especially in linked courses in DIT and IT Tallaght. DIT, Galway Mayo IT (GMIT), IT Tralee, Cork Institute of Technology, Letterkenny IT, Limerick IT, Waterford IT, Shannon and other IT colleges.

Higher Education Progression

DIT: DT407 Culinary Arts (Level 8, 4 Years)

DIT: DT418 Baking and Pastry Arts Management (Level 7, 3 years) Dundalk IT: DK650 Culinary Arts (Level 6, 2 years)

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.