SICAP (2015-2017)

Bespoke Catering/Cookery Course in 2018

FoodWould you like to work alongside qualified chefs in local hotels and restaurants; are you interested in a career in cooking or catering?

Let your interest and passion for cooking guide you to securing job opportunities and a career in the catering, cooking and hospitality industry.

Westmeath Community Development in conjunction with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection delivers a Bespoke Catering/Cookery Course in the New Year!

HOW?    We are offering you a chance to gain quality cooking skills and knowledge from top professionals in the industry in a commercial kitchen. During the course you will learn a range of culinary skills across many aspects of cookery:

You will gain the following on the course:

  • Knife Skills
  • Working in a commercial kitchen
  • Gain skills in making stocks, sauces, soups
  • Prepare and cook meat, fish, poultry.
  • Prepare and cook vegetables and soups
  • Prepare and cook breakfast, lunch and dinners
  • Prepare and cook lunches, appetisers, salads and deserts
  • Food and nutrition
  • Baking skills, breads, scones, pastries, deserts hot and cold.
  • HACCP, Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling
  • Employability Skills – career opportunities in catering and cooking
  • Health & Safety
  • Service skills


  • Course Location: WCD Training Rooms, Mullingar & Crookedwood House
  • Duration & Time: 12 weeks Monday to Thursday from 10 to 4 pm
  • Start date: Monday 29th January 2018
  • Number of Places: 12 places – individuals 18 years +

To apply for a place on this course email for an application form, please note limited places available so don’t hesitate. 

= Transport provided for training to Crookedwood House from Mullingar =

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form – apply to - registration by email only
  • Interviews for a place on the course are on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  • Closing date for applications Friday 19th January 2018

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