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Culinary Arts / Ealaíona Cócaireachta


What is... Culinary Arts?  

This is a unique programme which reflects developments in Culinary Arts education world-wide. It combines practical reflective classes in kitchens and restaurants with an in-depth theoretical knowledge-base and the development of communication, critical thinking, problem solving and personal skills in the participants. This degree programme reflects the strong partnership between education, the individual student and the hospitality and food industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme provides the qualifications, knowledge and skills required to be successful in a variety of career opportunities. The programme recognises the diversity of Culinary Arts in the Hospitality and Food Service Industries and career paths open to graduates include: Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management, Chefs, Entrepreneurs (owners & managers, consultancy), Media, Teaching, Education, Research, Food Writing, Food Product Development and Wine Promotion.   

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development may be of particular interest.   

Learning Outcomes:  What will I Study?

Among the features of the programme is the availability of study options reflecting the diversity of career opportunities available to graduates. Students are required to complete supervised professional internships (work placement) in industry as part of the programme.  

Module Listing

Year One  

  • Gastronomy  
  • Food & Life Sciences  
  • Culinary Arts Performance  
  • Gastronomic Art & Design  
  • Information Technology  
  • Internship 

Year Two

  • Gastronomy  
  • Gastronomic Art & Design  
  • Culinary Arts/Food & Beverage Performance  
  • Food & Life Sciences    
  • Culinary Operations Management  
  • IT  
  • Culinary Arts & Professional Internship  

Year Three

  • Gastronomy  
  • Culinary Arts Immersion  
  • Financial & Cost Accountancy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Food Product Development  
  • Professional Internship  
  • Options

Year Four

  • Gastronomy  
  • Culinary Arts Production  
  • Culinary Arts Major  
  • Food Product Development  
  • Food Entrepreneurship  
  • Dissertation & Options  

Further Information  

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

T: 01 402 4344 (School Office)  



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