Ballymaloe Cookery School

12 Week Certificate Course

The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is based on a structured program covering a wide variety of world cuisines and culinary techniques. Students are equipped with all the necessary skills to start a career as a professional chef.

> Next 12 Week Begins January

Darina Allen Cookery School

Shorter Cookery Courses

Whatever your cooking ability we have a course for you. Choose from a selection of courses ranging from 1/2 a day to a full intensive week.


Rory O'Connell Cookery Classes

Gift Vouchers


Vouchers are valid for 

  • All our Cookery Courses
  • All our Live Streamed Demo
  • Monthly and Yearly Membership
Ballymaloe Cookery School Online

Ballymaloe Cookery School Online

Ballymaloe Cookery School Online

Join us online for lots and lots of events.  We have streamed demonstrations, fireside chats, Garden workshops and much much more.  

Sign up for a Month or a Year.

5 week summer cookery course

5 Week Summer Course 2023

Our 5 Week Summer Cookery Course is very popular with those who can't quite find the time to come on our 12 Week Course but are still interested in the full Ballymaloe Experience

Unfortunately our 2022 course is fully subscribed, but some places available in August 2023

Rory O'Connell Cookery Classes

Afternoon Cookery Demonstrations

Cookery demonstrations take place almost every weekday at the School from 1.45pm to 5.00pm. Join our students for an afternoon.

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Live Streaming Demonstrations

We have developed a new exciting range of Live Streamed Demonstrations, that you can watch from the comfort of your own sofa or kitchen counter.  Watch Darina, Rory and Rachel do a full exciting demonstration or just a few recipes.  Watch them live or later at your leisure.

Darina Allen Cookery School

Sustainable Food Program

This new 6 Week course at Ballymaloe Cookery School and  Organic Farm teaches students how to build a viable future through food systems and culture. 

Darina Allen Cookery School

Covid 19 Policy

We have been working on our Covid 19 Protocols to reopen the cookery school safely.  Please take a moment to read.

Ballymaloe Cookery School Accommodation

Cookery School Cottages

The Cottages, once a collection of farm buildings, now beautifully restored student accommodation.

Cyber Monday Deal 10% off vouchers

Our Organic Farm

Our 100-acre organic farm provides us with an incredible variety of delicious fruit & vegetables.  While you are a student here you have access to the farm on a daily basis.  It is also possible to visit on a Farm Walk.

View of Ballymaloe Garden Celtic Maze

Visit our Gardens

Our gardens are open to the public all year-round. A most pleasurable morning or afternoon can be passed meandering from one to the next. Wander through at your own pace alone or with friends or, if you prefer, our knowledgeable Garden Guides can accompany you during your visit...

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