About The Apprentice Chef.

The Apprentice Chef programme is a highly successful programme run by a professional team of chefs and nutritionists, running for the past 7 years with over 4,000 students taking part since its inception.

Students from Transition year get to create their own dish, using local ingredients and find out what it is like to be a professional chef, during this 3 month mentoring programme. The challenge is to create a dish using locally sourced ingredients to ensure "Good Mood Food". In creating these dishes, they will choose local fresh foods and cook them in professional kitchens with an eye on healthy eating, especially good mood food, that is food that supports good mental health for life. At the end of the programme in May there will be regional finals in Tralee, Waterford and Galway, where an eventual winner will be awarded a regional final prize.

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The Apprentice Chef Programme

About the programme.

The Apprentice chef programme is open to all secondary schools, with students entering from Transition year. To date we have had over 4000 students from all over Munster take part in the programme.

2019/20 should see us opening the programme to secondary schools from the Galway region, as the Galway Institute of Technology joins Tralee and Waterford.

Programme Details.

The Apprentice Chef 2019.

The programme runs from October to May and the students will learn everything there is to know about cooking a local, fresh , nutritionally balanced meal that supports brain health.

They will be cooking under professional guidance and mentoring in a professional setting in the culinary departments of the Institute of technology , located near to their school.

At the end of the programme in May there will be regional finals in Tralee, Waterford and Galway, where an eventual winner will be awarded a regional final prize.

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Although there is an overall winner of the program it is not promoted as a competition & the main goal of the project is to achieve learning outcomes for all the teachers & students.

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Thank you to everyone who helps this programme happen.

The Apprentice Chef Sponsors

The Apprentice Chef Ltd,
Firies, Killarney, Kerry.
(086) 609 5318
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apprenticechefteam@gmail.com
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