Welcome to the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology

 

The School has been in existence under different guises for over half a century and has an international reputation for the excellence of its graduates. It is the leading provider of education, training and research for the culinary and food related industries in Ireland. Graduates are working successfully in senior positions both nationally and internationally in restaurants, bars, bakeries, food product development, food retailing, and food education; while a growing number continue to open and develop their own businesses.

The School provides a range of unique and innovative programmes (usually first in their field) in a modular format including higher certificate, degree, masters degree and postgraduate research degrees. Culinary Arts and Food Technology is a multidisciplinary field and areas of study include culinary performing arts, gastronomy, bakery operations, bar management, food product development, health, hygiene & safety and wine studies. Modules from the full-time programmes are available on a part-time continuing professional development (CPD) basis.

Students are central to all school activities and are actively encouraged to develop not only their social and technical skills but also to embrace innovation and creativity in the context of a philosophy of lifelong learning.

The School offers a wide range of short, specifically tailored professional development courses designed to meet the needs of industry and has an active research and development service through its close ties to the DIT Food Product Development Centre. The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology is also recognised by the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS) as a world leader in culinary higher education.

The School is closely involved with the latest developments in its core disciplines and maintains strong links with academia, industry, national and international bodies and with alumni thus ensuring that graduates are much sought after and have the skills and knowledge necessary to compete at the highest level. Research interests include, food allergies & anxieties, organic foods, nutrition & wellbeing, value added food products, enterprise & technology, food safety, quality enhancement and the culinary performing arts, new food innovation, food management systems, gastronomy & culture.

Location: DIT, Cathal Brugha Street
Phone: + 353-1-402-4344/4340
Head of School: Dr Frank Cullen
School Secretaries: Ms. Breda Noonan and Ms. Carol Meehan
Email: scaft@dit.ie

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Academic Calendar 16/17

 

Academic Calendar 2015/2016

 

Semester 1

 

 

August 2015

17/08/15

Reassessment

(2014/15)

 

 

 

 

24/08/15

Reassessment

(2014/15)

 

 

 

 

September

01/09/15

Academic Year commences

2015/16

 

 

 

 

07/09/15

 First Year Inductions

 

 

 

14/09/15

1

 

 

First Year Workshops

 

21/09/15

2

 

TIMETABLED Week 4

Classes begin for all years unless otherwise stated

 

28/09/15

3

 

TIMETABLED Week 5

 

October

05/10/15

 4

TIMETABLED Week 6

 

 

12/10/15

5

 

TIMETABLED Week 7

 

 

19/10/15

6

TIMETABLED Week 8

 

 

26/10/15

REVIEW WEEK

 

TIMETABLED Week 9

 

November 2015

02/11/15

8

 

TIMETABLED Week 10

 

 

09/11/15

9

 

TIMETABLED Week 11

 

 

16/11/15

10

 

TIMETABLED Week 12

 

 

23/11/15

11

 

TIMETABLED Week 13

 

 

30/11/15

12

 

TIMETABLED Week 14

 

December 2015

07/12/15

 13

 

TIMETABLED Week 15

 

 

 

 

14/12/15

14

 

TIMETABLED Week 16

 

21/12/15

Christmas

 

TIMETABLED Week 17

 

 

28/12/15

Christmas

 

TIMETABLED Week 18

 

January 2016

04/01/16

EXAMS

 

TIMETABLED Week 19

Written Exams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

 

 

11/01/16

EXAMS

 

TIMETABLED Week 20

Written Exams

 

18/01/16

 

 

TIMETABLED Week 21

 

 

25/01/16

1

TIMETABLED Week 22

Semester 2 classes begin

February

01/02/16

2

 

TIMETABLED Week 23

 

 

08/02/16

3

 

TIMETABLED Week 24

 

 

15/02/16

4

 

TIMETABLED Week 24

 

 

22/02/16

5

 

TIMETABLED Week 26

 

 

29/02/16

6

 

TIMETABLED Week 27

 

March 2016

07/03/16

7

TIMETABLED Week 28

 

 

14/03/16

8

 

TIMETABLED Week 29

 

 

21/03/16

Easter break

 

TIMETABLED Week 30

 

 

28/03/16

Easter break

 

TIMETABLED Week 31

 

April 2016

04/04/16

9

TIMETABLED Week 32

 

 

11/04/16

10

 

TIMETABLED Week 33

 

 

18/04/16

11

 

TIMETABLED Week 34

 

 

25/04/16

12

 

TIMETABLED Week 34

 

May 2016

02/05/16

REVIEW WEEK

 

TIMETABLED Week 36

 

 

09/05/16

EXAMS

 

TIMETABLED Week 37

Written Exams

 

16/05/16

 EXAMS

 

TIMETABLED Week 38

Written Exams

 

23/05/16

 

 

TIMETABLED Week 39

 

 

30/05/16

 

 

TIMETABLED Week 40

 

June 2016

06/06/16

Student feedback and Appeals

TIMETABLED Week 41

 

 

13/06/16

Student feedback and Appeals

TIMETABLED Week 42

 

 

 

 

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