The Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts creates a direct route into the food industry at an advanced level. You are given an in-depth knowledge base, combined with practical classes to develop your culinary skills. Integral to this are core disciplines such as culinary techniques, kitchen technologies, the business aspects of culinary operations and the science and nutrition of food. In year three you will also be introduced to the world of pastry and confectionery artistry, food photography, food styling, entrepreneurship, food product development and advanced culinary techniques. You will have theopportunity to take part in national food industry competitions. Also, culinary food trips are organised to local, regional and national food producers. To complement your course of study a series of guest lectures provides you with the opportunity to experience Ireland's leading culinary practitioners.
Why study Culinary Arts at IT, Tralee
IT Tralee is uniquely located at the heart of Ireland’s tourism hub, giving us excellent industry links and a professional network of employers eager to recruit our graduates. The college boasts a self-contained Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department, with four modern kitchens, specialised pastry and confectionery kitchen, a purposebuilt demonstration theatre, a training restaurant and bar. One of our key strengths is our staff to student ratio, which has been instrumental in creating a really supportive learning environment. We have the best chef lecturers in Ireland, who are immersed in the food and hospitality sector in Kerry, Ireland and internationally.
"I began my journey as a student in the I.T Tralee in 2004 when I joined the Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery. This was a 2 year course which was a great starting tool which provided students with culinary abilities and knowledge such as knife skills, Food Nutrition and Food Science, Gastronomy to name a few. During these 2 years I took part in some culinary competitions with the college.”