Fiver Friday Community Lunch Program

Modern Skills for Modern Chefs

As an industry-focused professional cookery program, Modern Skills for Modern Chefs does a lot differently from other short-term cookery courses in Ireland. Our chef trainees spend time on product development, all areas of restaurant cookery and specialize in an area of the food industry in which they have a special interest. From week six, the trainee chefs spend one day per week in a restaurant, hotel or catering company to give them a real taste of the culinary industry, but before this happens, they dive head-first into our Fiver Friday Community Lunch Program!

Starting the first Friday of our Modern Skills for Modern Chefs program (the next one begins on the 20th of September, 2019), our trainee chefs will transform the School of Food into a fully-functioning restaurant space. With limited spaces available, and due to the immense popularity of our Fiver Friday program, booking for lunch reservations is essential.

Fiver Fridays Community Lunch Program

The idea is this: we offer a three-course lunch for a minimum donation of €5. Our guests enjoy a visit to the school and a delicious, three-course lunch. Our trainee chefs gain valuable experience in guest experience, fast-paced restaurant cookery and the level of organization that is crucial to a successful restaurant service.

We consider our Fiver Friday Community Lunch program one of the hallmark events of our Modern Skills for Modern Chefs professional chef training course. Our trainee chefs find this experience extremely valuable to their future in the food industry, while our guests enjoy interacting with the student chefs and provide them with helpful feedback.

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If you would like to learn more about our Fiver Friday Community Lunch program, you can reach us by phone or email – for easy booking, just click on the link to reserve your table.