Certificate in Professional Cookery

Cooks Academy

Program Description

Certificate in Professional Cookery

Cooks Academy

Certificate in Professional Cookery

Under the tutelage of both the in-house team and guest, celebrity chefs, students will develop a deep understanding of a multitude of cooking techniques. Graduates will not only gain a mastery, but also an appreciation for classical and contemporary styles as well as region-specific cuisine, both in concert with an increased knowledge of wines & spirits.

Cooks Academy's Certificate in Professional Cookery runs for 8 weeks three times a year, January to March, April to June and September to November. It is an extremely unique, innovative and structured course which develops an in depth expertise, confidence and inspiration with food, cooking and wine. Perfect if you are looking for a professional culinary career or to cook with confidence fro friends and family.

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Fundamentally participants learn a deep understanding of cooking techniques, an appreciation of food both: classical and contemporary: European and global, together with formal tuition in the appreciation of Wines & Spirits. We ensure that students use only the best ingredients and therefore get the best results so developing a strong affinity with quality, fresh, local and seasonal produce.

You will learn a stunning array of delicious recipes for any occasion. You will be able to apply your techniques and cooking methods to dishes you invent yourself. You will learn how best to prepare for cooking - the 'mise en place' which you will do in your sleep - the key to no fuss cooking with superb results. There will be very few recipes that will daunt you.

Guest & Celebrity Chefs

We are proud to be able to bring acclaimed guest and celebrity expertise onto the course to provide structured masterclasses at key points.

  • Stephen Gibson: Pichet
  • James Burke: Cornucopia
  • Ursula Ferrigno
  • Silke Croppe: Corleggy Cheese
  • Rozanne Stevens
  • Jane Russell: Sausage Maker
  • Andrew Loh: China Szechuan
  • Johan van der Merwe: Foodstyle

These are just some of the leading lights of Dublin's vibrant culinary scene whom we have aboard the Certificate in Professional Cookery. As a leading UK and Ireland cookery school our goal is to continually ensure that we have the most effective educational experience. To this end, we concentrate on control and quality with our own in-house team together with carefully chosen guest expertise.

Here are just some of the additional guest talks and features of the course which are in addition to those on the Certificate in Practical Cookery:

  • Butchery talks
  • Chocolate tempering, Petit Fours, Macaroons
  • Farm to fork visits with trips to farms and food producers
  • Artisan bread. Patisserie
  • Game and Offal
  • Smoking
  • Cheese Making
  • Slow Cooking
  • Gluten Free

Cooks Academy Facility

Cooks Academy is centrally located in South William Street, Dublin 2, only a few steps from Grafton Street. It is easily accessible by public transport to anyone in the Dublin area and Dublin commuter belt on a daily basis. Accommodation to suit every budget is available and we assist international students or those from further afield in Ireland with their search for suitable accommodation.

The kitchens themselves are state of the art. Cooks Academy moved into it's current location in January 2011 having been located in Dun Laoghaire prior to that. Everyone has their own cooking station with ample space and we pride ourselves on the high standard of equipment and appliances available to each student. The facility is 4,500 sq. ft., filled with natural light and windows north, south, east and west. It is beautifully finished with oak and marble.

Next Steps

If you like what you are reading then contact us and we'll send you a prospectus or even better please come and visit Cooks Academy.

You will enjoy our friendly atmosphere and will be most welcome. We'll be delighted to show you around, introduce you to the team and enable you to sample our facilities.


If you would like to enrol we will ask you to fill out a short enrolment form and pay a deposit of 10% of the course fee to secure your place. The balance of the fees are due six weeks before the course start.

If you are already a Graduate of Cooks Academy's Certificate in Practical Cookery (formerly the One Month Certificate Course) you are welcome to apply to participate on just the final four weeks and therefore pay the balance of the fee.


If you require accommodation in or near Dublin for the duration of the course we have a number of options available depending on your budget and we can help you to get the very best rates locally. So when enquiring about our courses, be sure discuss your accommodation requirement with us.

Optional Extra: e Learning

A key feature of the course is the Course Study Book containing hundreds of recipes. This carefully chosen content has taken over 50 years of continuous development by experts in the field.

Now we are pleased to be able to offer all our students on 4 and 8 week courses the added/optional facility of e-learning which enables cloud based learning resources such as worksheets, recipes, videos, presentations etc. to be downloaded to or viewed on to a PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone.

This is of significant benefit to students as it facilitates additional learning in a modern, convenient and fun way either in house, while on the move or away from Cooks Academy. e-Learning is an optional resource and students will be able to opt out at no disadvantage to themselves should they wish.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
8 weeks
Full time
5,450 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Ireland Dublin
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 8 weeks
Price 5,450 EUR