This County Cork chapter would certainly not be complete without the inclusion of the Ballymaloe Cookery School. However, I didn't just chose Ballymaloe because of what goes on in the kitchen, quite the contrary, I also chose this attraction because of what happens outside the kitchen. It is no secret that Ballymaloe has to be one of Ireland's, if not the British Isles most famous cookery schools, but the icing on the cake, excuse the pun, are the beautiful walks and cycle tracks around it's surrounding woodlands and farm. It's heated swimming pool, tennis courts, not to mention the chance to collect eggs from the hen house or feed a pig or two in the piggery, are just some of Ballymaloe's greatest features, and they are all what goes to make this attraction not only one of Ireland's Top 100 Attractions, but Top 100 Hotel & Restaurant's also!
Ballymaloe Cookery School
Welcome to the multi-award-winning Ballymaloe Cookery School which has been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983. We are proud of ourlong-standing tradition of excellence and our Slow Food philosophy. Our prestigious 12 Week Certificate is internationally recognised and has been the first step on the culinary journey of many well-known chefs, food producers and food writers around the world. The Ballymaloe Cookery School Alumni are a wide network of people from all walks of life and all age-groups. Each year we are delighted to invite many distinguished guest chefs to participate in our school curriculum. With an impressive student to teacher ratio of 6:1, we guarantee students expert tuition and close personal attention. Our 12 Week Certificate includes a business module delivered by Blathnaid Bergin who set up and runs age their own food business, from what it takes to prepare a business plan to the finer points of daily business administration.