Culinary Studies QQI Level 6 (CIT)

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Culinary Studies – Cork Institute of Technology

Culinary Studies  is a course designed to meet the needs of students who wish to persue careers as professional chefs. Graduates go on to take up positions in hotels, restaurants, catering and events, along with many who set up their own businesses such as bistros, cafe-delicatessens, stylish cafes and restaurants.

The Higher Cert in Arts in Culinary Studies is mainly practical in nature and is supported by theory subjects relating to the world of cookery.  Approximately 70% of the class time is spent in practical classes and kitchens covering subjects such as cookery techniques, classical and traditonal cookery, along with specialist cookery from the mediterranean, the Orient andother interesting world foods.  Pastry lader, confectionery and buffet work are explored also.


Award Title: Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Studies QQI Level 6

Duration: 2 years full time

Location: CIT Bishops Town Campus, Cork City

Application: CAO & Mature Student Route

Progression: Suitably qualified graduates can progress to:

Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts (level 7)


Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts (day relaease, delivered one day per week over two years)

Contact: John Hartnett tel: 021 4335851 or email:


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