Market Day – Sunday 17th November

Join us for our market product day with fine food freshly prepared by our Commis Chefs and local Artisan. Sample of what The School of Food Commis Chefs have to offer is: Stir Fried Noodles Turkey Sausage Rolls Protein Bites Curry with Rice Red Pepper Pasta Sauce Gingerbread Sugar Cookies Homemade Sausages Pizza Christmas Cake […]

School of Food Gala Dinner – Locally Sourced Artisan Tasting Menu – SOLD OUT

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Friday 22nd November 2019 at 7.00pm at the Watergardens. – SOLD OUT Winter Gala & Certificate Ceremony Menu Modern Skills for Modern Chefs Autumn, 2019 MENU Enjoy a Winter Warming Cocktail upon Arrival Fougasse, to share, with Warm Garden Sunchoke Dip The Violetta Ballymakenny Heirloom Potato, Crema, Goatsbridge Caviar, Mungo Murphy’s Hand-Harvested Dilisk Duck, Duck, […]

All-Star Series: Edel Breslin

Edel – a graduating student of our Autumn, 2018 session – has been going from strength to strength since taking our Modern Skills for Modern Chefs course. Originally from Ennis, Co. Clare, Edel moved to Thomastown for our 11-week program and quickly settled into community life! When the course began, Edel consistently impressed Chef Tutors […]

All Star Series: Joanne Leahy

Welcome to the second edition of our all-star series, where we highlight an alumnus of our Modern Skills for Modern Chefs program and discuss what they’ve done since their course finished. This week, we’re looking at Joanne Leahy. A Kilkenny native, Joanne is a mom and a chef at a busy Kilkenny restaurant. She took […]

All-Star Series: Kathy Irwin

  Having put on three successful Modern Skills for Modern Chefs courses on to date (and gearing up for our new course, which starts in September), we are continually impressed to hear about what our former students are up to. We enjoy an extremely high success rate with our students, meaning that when the course […]

School of Food: Home of Modern Skills for Modern Chefs

We have been busy these past weeks preparing for another busy year of our flagship program, Modern Skills for Modern Chefs, which will once again begin in September, 2019. The price for this full-time, 11-week, professional chef training program is €5200.00. As we are a not-for-profit food education centre, we are able to maintain some […]

Parabere 2019

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  Last weekend, I travelled to Oslo (the beautiful capital city of Norway) to attend and present at the annual Parabere Forum. Held in a different city each March, Parabere aims to improve gastronomy through women’s vision – in other words, it is a platform for the world’s leading female culinary minds to gather, present, […]

School of Food Street Food Market


Sunday 24th March | 12pm – 3pm | School of Food School Yard Join us for our School of Food Street Food Market. Over the past 11 weeks our Chef students have been developing their own food product to debut at our Street Food Market! We’ll have delicious Sushi, Chickpea Tenders, Langos (savoury garlic and […]

Farmer’s Market, Beer Tasting and More

Nearly seven weeks into our winter session of Modern Skills for Modern Chefs and the school has become an absolute hive of activity. Our busy Fiver Friday lunches are becoming much easier for the students to manage and, yesterday, the students completed practical assessment three (they made the most beautiful Mezze platters with hummous, baba […]

Fiver Fridays

Well, somehow, we are nearly finished our fourth week of Modern Skills for Modern Chefs. I think the course goes by more quickly each time we put it on! We have such a great, diverse group of student chefs this time and we really have thrown them into the deep end of the food industry, […]