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The aim of the programme is to provide participants with the basic culinary skills and related knowledge to work in a 4 or 5 star hotel kitchen (The K Club, Barberstown Castle or Killashee Hotel)


12 weeks full time training starting 7th November 2022


Understand health and safety considerations within catering and hospitality

Develop professional culinary skills

Develop understanding of culinary principles

Gain practical experience within a food business


Participants who complete this 12 week training programme will work for a period of 2 years in a 4 or 5 star hotel kitchen (The K Club, Barberstown Castle or Killashee Hotel) and can progress to further education through colleges or apprenticeship


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Skills Level 2



  • Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • Produce pasta products
  • Produce hot & cold desserts & puddings
  • Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes
  • Prepare & cook fish and shellfish
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Prepare and cook meat and offal
  • Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables
  • Prepare & cook stocks, soups and sauces
  • Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality


A detailed course outline is available here.


If you are interested in taking part in the Chef Traineeship in Culinary Excellence, please email your CV to chefdevelopment@kwetb.ie  before Friday 7 October 2022

You will receive an email with a link to complete a short application form

Applicants will be reviewed and invited for interviews with participating hotels before being offered a place on the programme