Dublin Cookery School Scholarship

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Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School (Blackrock) has just announced an exciting new scholarship aimed at giving aspiring cooks the opportunity of a lifetime.

The school, fronted by acclaimed chef Lynda Booth, is offering a scholarship place on its prestigious three month certificate course this September to one lucky winner. The course is the only type of its kind in Dublin and is widely recognised as a credible and practical route to acquiring the expertise and skills needed to pursue a career in food.

The school’s professional full-time three month certificate course is the perfect vehicle for anyone looking to work in the food industry. The scholar will become a student of the course (value € 8,490) and participate in three of the school’s pop-up restaurant nights, playing a key role in helping to prepare and cook a five-course tasting menu for up to seventy paying diners.

As part of the course, the scholar will also enjoy field trips and meet Irish food producers, industry experts in wine and cheese, food business advisors and health & safety professionals. All students that complete the course gain a HACCP food safety qualification.  Like any student of the course, the scholar will also have an opportunity to work in a professional kitchen by going on a ‘stage’ placement – the winner will be given the chance to go to Forest Avenue and learn from top Irish Chef John Wyer.

According to Lynda Booth, “This is an amazing opportunity for someone who has always dreamed of having a career in food. The three month certificate course at Dublin Cookery School is a stepping stone to achieving this. We are seeking untapped talent, someone with a real passion for food with the determination to succeed. We are proud to say that past graduates of this particular course have worked in some of Ireland’s top restaurants. Others have opened their own food businesses or have used their new found skills to pursue a new life overseas, working on yachts and in ski chalets. This is a rare opportunity to take that leap and chase your dream. All it takes is hard work, dedication and a three month commitment this autumn.”

How to apply:

To apply for the scholarship, simply post a selfie with a signature dish you’ve cooked (via the Dublin Cookery School Facebook page or using your Twitter or Instagram profiles) with a 50 word pitch using hashtag #dublincookeryschool, explaining why you should become the Dublin Cookery School scholar. Entries close at midnight on Monday 22nd June 2015. Lynda will then interview shortlisted candidates before inviting finalists to participate in a cook-off at Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock, Co Dublin on Monday 6th July 2015 from 6pm onwards. Finalists will have 90 minutes to prepare, cook and present their signature dish to a panel of judges.

Applicants seeking to win the Dublin Cookery School scholarship should demonstrate flair, creativity and drive. The Dublin Cookery School scholarship judges are: Lynda Booth, one of Ireland’s foremost cookery teachers, Forest Avenue head chef John Wyer and Stephen & David Flynn from The Happy Pear.

For full details and terms & conditions visit https://www.dublincookeryschool.ie/scholarship

Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s best cookery schools winning numerous awards and most recently “Best Irish Cookery School” at 2015 Irish Restaurant Awards. Lynda set up the school in 2007 and since then it has gone from strength-to-strength. The school offers a wide range of evening and one day (Saturday) cookery classes as well as full-time one week, one month and professional three month certificate cookery courses. You can find our review of the week course here.

Lynda is responsible for organising and running the Chef’s Secrets area at Taste of Dublin. Lynda runs some of her own demos (she is running x2 demos each day x4 days = 8 in total this year) and then Lynda will help run the demos that are being given by the other guest chefs at Taste. Lynda is a bit of a collector of chefs, hugely well connected and a chef committed to finding and fostering talent.

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