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Venues around Ireland offering Failte Ireland Culinary Programme

Fáilte Ireland has launched a pilot Culinary Programme for up to 200 participants to allow them to successfully enter the tourism industry with the prospect of a culinary career. 


The successful participants will have the option at a later stage to progress on to a newly developed ‘Chef’s Apprenticeship Programme’. - See more on the Failte Ireland Website Here.

Below are the venues around the country that still may have positions available on their course:


DUBLIN

Anthony Brady
Howth Castle
Howth Castle, Howth, Dublin 13
Interviews next week



Tim Greenwood
Cooks Academy
19 South William Street, Dublin 2info@cooksacademy.com
Applications via email info@cooksacademy.com ; Vanessa Greenwood



KILKENNY

Ann Neary
Ryeland House Cookery School
Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny
Contact Anne 0567729073 / 0862767656 ryelandhouse@gmail.com



Róisín McQuillan
School of Food, Kilkenny
Ladyswell, Dublin Road, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
info@schooloffood.ie



KERRY

Mark and Bernie Doe
Just Cooking
Killahane, Firies, Killarney, Co. Kerry
The course will commence week beginning the 14th December and will finish early March.
To apply please forward an up to date CV via email to info@justcooking.ie or post to Just Cooking, Killahane, Firies, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Any queries please call Bernie on 086 6095318. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 8th December


DONEGAL

Sian Breslin
Donegal Cookery School
Clar Road, Donegal Town
Interviewing all interested parties early next week. Our start day 11th December - Induction Day. 14th December - 17th December Week 1. Restart January 4th January.
Contact numbers Sian 0831008115 0749725222 Anthony 0860619999 or email info@donegalmanor.com



Karl Sweeney
The Swilly Group
iTek Building, Business Park Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal



SLIGO

Ms. Vanessa Hogg
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill, Sligo
To register for the programme please complete form. Please return completed application forms by post to, St. Angela's College, Lough Gill, Sligo / by email to vhogg@stangelas.nuigalway.ie.
If you have any queries please phone Vanessa at 071 9143580.
http://www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie/loughgillschool



LIMERICK

Bernadette Enright
ETB Limerick
Hospitality Education Training Centre, Roxboro, Limerick


WATERFORD

Sarah Moloney
Hook and Ladder
2 Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road, Waterford
Taking applications for the Pilot Culinary Programme Please see below link to our website with details on the programme: http://www.hookandladder.ie/event/10-week-commis-chef-programme-free/
The first Induction and Orientation day is scheduled for Monday 14th December. The course will then commence on Monday 11th January and will finish on March 18th
The contact information is sarah@hookandladder.ie 051-413778


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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - Winner: Val Robus @magnumlady on Twitter

Hampers & Co. is a Luxury online Hamper & Gift retailer set up by Emer Purcell. They ship their hampers all over the world. For over 21 years, they've sourced, designed, packaged and delivered beautifully presented hampers of exceptional quality for both individual orders & Corporate clients.

Read on to find out how you can Win a Christmas Hamper from Hampers & Co. that will be delivered in time for Christmas Day, anywhere in Ireland or the UK!




Emer and her team work very closely with their producers to create a wonderful selection of Irish Food Hampers & Gift Baskets. On their website www.HampersAndCo.com you will also find great Irish cheeses, delicious Irish chocolates, superior Irish relishes & preserves & melt in the mouth Irish cakes & biscuits.

They source their wines directly from boutique vineyards so they won’t be found on any supermarket shelf.
They also take time and considerable care when combining foods & culinary gifts & only use products that they feel will be enjoyed by the recipients.

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This Draw will take place on Sunday 13 December and the winner will receive the prize of the Christmas Hamper delivered by Hampers & Co. in time for Christmas Day!

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Good Luck everyone!

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