The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is based on a structured programme, covering a wide range of world cuisines and techniques. It equips students with all the necessary skills to start a career as a professional chef.

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Upcoming 12 Week Courses

Course Dates Fee    
12 Week Certificate Course September 2022 Monday 19th September - 10th December 2022 €13,195    
12 Week Certificate Course January 2023 Monday 2nd January - 23rd March 2023 €13,295    
12 Week Certificate Course April 2023 Monday April 17th - July 8th 2023 €13,395    
12 Week Certificate Course September 2023 Monday September 18th - December 10th 2023 €13,395    

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A peek at the schedule of a typical day for the Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate student. It's an early start and a busy day, but we guarantee you'll have lots of fun along the way!

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What our Students Say

Clare DeBoer and Jess Shadbolt talk about Ballymaloe

Past Ballymaloe Cookery School Students Clare DeBoer and Jess Shadbolt talk about their time at Ballymaloe Cookery School and opening their NewYork Restaurant 'King'.

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More information on our 12 week course

Student Blogs

There's nothing quite like reading about the past experiences of the students who have already passed through our halls to get a real flavour of what it's like to study and live here.

Student Accommodation

12 Week Certificate students may avail of accommodation at the Ballymaloe Cookery School Cottages. There are also options for off-campus and local accommodation.

Afternoon Cookery Demonstration at Ballymaloe Cooking School

Student Area

This area is designed specifically for current students, providing access to recipes, weekly lists, rotas, and upcoming events.

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