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STUDENT BLOG: You’re Never Too Old To Start Something New – A Mature Student’s Perspective on Entering the Industry Later in Life

Having finished school and deciding to pursue to a career in holistic studies and healthcare, I never dreamed I would end up in the weird and wonderful world of kitchens, surrounded by eclectic characters and the sounds of sizzling and buzzing on a regular basis. It was during a nightshift in...

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STUDENT BLOG: Being a Student Chef During COVID-19

I was approached by Chef Network to write a blog on what it is like to be a student chef in 2020/2021. I felt I could not just represent my own feelings in writing this blog, so I decided to also put a call out to my class group. I wanted to know what my classmates felt about learning online in...

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Student Chef: The Mindful Kitchen Experience

Last week Sarah talked about the start of her chef journey. If you haven’t seen that yet, you can click here to read part 1 A BIT ABOUT ME Hi! I’m Sarah Mitchell, a 23-year-old, first-year culinary arts student at TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus. I started my culinary arts journey a...

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Student Chef: Looking After My Mental Health

INTRODUCING MYSELF Hi! My name is Sarah Mitchell and I’m a 23-year-old, first-year culinary arts student at TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus. Cooking has always played a big role in my life. My mother was a chef in Intel before I came along and my grandmother, I would say is locally famous for...

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Student Chef: A New Perspective

Shane Farrell is a 1st-year Culinary ARTS Student in TU Dublin - Tallaght Deciding to Become a Chef Growing up, becoming a chef was never something that occurred to me. It was never what I saw myself working as full-time. I’ve always cooked, and I enjoyed baking with my...

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Student Chef: Starting My Journey

Studying to be a Chef I’ve just started my first year at TUD, studying Culinary Arts in the City Centre Campus. I’m 17 years old, and I’ve just finished secondary school. I want to become a pastry chef. Why Cheffing? I have always been interested in food, so...

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From College to Industry – The Journey of a New Chef

I graduated from DIT with a BA in Culinary Arts last year, so I have been working as a chef full time for just over 1 year. While I did a lot of my learning in the kitchens of DIT, I feel that some of my greatest developments as a chef have been in the many kitchens I have had the privilege to...

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Kitchen Culture | Meet the Chef - Lee McDonagh

MEET THE CHEFS & TEAMS OF IRELAND’S PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS, WITH CHEF NETWORK The Chef Network community brings together all chefs across Ireland. In a new regular column featured in the Hotel & Restaurant Times we will meet some of those members and hear from them what inspires...

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Starting as a Culinary Arts student in Ireland.

I’ve searched high and low for information, articles, stories from people who’ve gone to college in Ireland and studied Culinary Arts, there is not much at all to be found! Whether or not it’s the fact there are not many success stories, or people just don’t want to share them, I really don’t...

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An Irish Chef in Paris - Why every chef should work in a French kitchen

An Irish chef in Paris. Evan O'Ceallaigh: "most chefs don't have a good understanding of classic cooking" I was asked to write a piece for Chef Network Ireland about my experiences of moving to France. Well, I’m not going to talk about the restaurant that I’m working in or nothing...

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