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    Culinary Programme for Commis Chefs

    Culinary Programme for Commis Chefs

    Fáilte Ireland has launched a pilot Culinary Programme for up to 200 participants to allow them to successfully enter the tourism industry with the prospect of a culinary career.  The successful participants will have the option at a later stage to progress on to a newly developed ‘Chef’s Apprenticeship Programme’ and it is expected that the content of the programme would be equivalent to a Level 4 competency based programme.

    Speaking about this new programme John Mulcahy Head of Hospitality at Fáilte Ireland said:

    “Currently businesses are experiencing a shortage of chefs within the tourism industry to meet their business needs.  In direct response to this, Fáilte Ireland have developed and funded this new culinary programme initiative to support the hospitality industry.”

    Programme delivery and duration

    Successful providers will deliver a full-time programme on-site; practically based with an element of supporting theory over an 8/10 week period. Programme commencement is the end of November 2015 with completion by the middle of March 2016.  

    For more information on this programme please contact Fáilte Ireland here.

    If you would like more information on Fáilte Ireland’s food tourism vision click here.

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