Thursday 14 December 2017


THE production of speciality food in Ireland accounts for about ¿500m per annum from a base of 300 producers.

CPD Diploma in Food Product Development (Level 6)


This CPD Diploma in Food Product Development is offered by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) through the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology at DIT Cathal Brugha Street. The programme is designed for students to enter employment in the food sector, specifically in food product development.


Modules studied will include:

- Food Product Development

- Nutrition

- Applied Consumer Studies for Food Product Development

- Future Developments in the Food Sector

- Fundamental Molecular Gastronomy

- Culinary Science -- Food Safety

The programme also includes a work placement in the relevant industry.


It is expected that graduates will be employed in the broad culinary area including food product development with large manufacturers, food safety and consultancy, or setting up small artisan food businesses.


The CPD Diploma in Food Product Development is an entry-level programme aimed at unemployed people who have no previous food product development experience, but would like to change direction and develop a career in this area. It is likely that many of those who join the programme will have previously worked in a culinary field but have no formal qualifications.

The minimum entry requirement is a Leaving Cert with five passes, including maths and Irish or English. Holders of FETAC and equivalent qualifications will also be considered. For mature students, previous education, relevant work experience and a strong interest in the area will be considered in offering places.

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