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DT416
Culinary Entrepreneurship

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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The BSc (Honours) in Culinary Entrepreneurship provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to operate your own culinary business reflecting the development and professional practice of food and beverage industries world-wide. The programme builds on the strong links between food, wine, culinary practice and business, equipping students with the skills to become managers in the food and beverage industry as well as business owners in their own right.

The first two years of the programme provide students with practical skills in kitchens, restaurants and bar operations including a supervised professional internship (work placement) and develops in-depth theoretical, academic knowledge and understanding of the food related industries. The kitchen skills focus on Artisan cookery. An Artisan is a highly skilled specialised individual who uses knowledge and skill to create a unique food entrepreneurial product. Examples include breads of specialist grain, raw milk cheese, dried & fresh pasta, chutneys & preserves, confectionery, charcuterie, food products fit for sale or distribution to credible artisan and delicatessen retail outlets and farmers’ markets.

The programme has six Artisan modules which have been designed to equip the food enthusiast with the knowledge and skills to develop their own food product. Artisan food modules begin with an understanding of how to cook, progressing to the production and development of a range of Artisan food products and then progress to other Artisan food modules. Further Artisan food modules include cake making and an introduction to bread making and continues with chocolate making, sugar craft and finally deals with speciality meats, all of which extend the learner’s knowledge to the production of a unique specialised product and which ends with a viable business plan which will be tested at farmers’ markets with a view to setting up their own business.

In year three, students have the option of national or international internship (work placement) reflecting the diversity of the culinary entrepreneurship programme and our strong industry links to develop the participant’s professional skills. Years three and four focus on the everyday needs of a dynamic culinary entrepreneur.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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There are diverse opportunities available including: culinary event management in restaurants, hotels, hospitality organisations, food and beverage management or food related retail businesses. There are entrepreneurial opportunities for ownership of a variety of culinary and food based operations.

In addition there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, research, postgraduate education and lecturing in the extensive field of food and beverage related programmes following suitable experience.

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development may be of particular interest.



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