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department of Hotel, Culinary arts and Tourism :

The HCT Department incorporates the three facets of the world wide tourism industry - culinary, hospitality and tourism.  The HCT team have international industry experience combined with academic expertise to ensure the students receive a grounded education in their chosen specialist field.

What do you need to be successful in a career in Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism?

  1. Be Self Motivated
  2. Good Communication Skills
  3. Be Dynamic and Creative
  4. Be a Team Player
  5. Commitment and Dedication

What is Different about Programmes in the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism?

  1. Where Learning comes to Life
  2. The Link of Theory to Practice
  3. Work Based Learning
  4. Learning in a realistic work environment

Our facilities include Five Kitchens, Training Restaurant and Bar, Demonstration Kitchen, Resource Rooms, Training Reception and Computer Lab.

The department offers courses in the Tourism, Hotel and Culinary area validated by HETAC and FETAC. The Head of Department reports to the Head of School of Business & Humanities.

The HCT Team

The HCT team continue to collaborate with industry through a number of forums, continuous professional development, active learning through industry projects, industry placements for students, Kerry Food Network, All Kerry Tourism, Failte Ireland, conferences and scholarships.

Our international collaborations include both academic institutes and industry - Johnson & Wales University Rhode Island, French Culinary Institute New York, Friesland College in the Netherlands, Ecole Gregorie Ferrandi in Paris, Hotel Schachener Hof and Hotel Bad Schachen, Lindau, Germany.






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