Food Hospitality Course – Spring 2015

Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education Training Board, together with the Leitrim Development Company has been successfully running a continuous full time 10 month FETAC Level 5 Hospitality Operations Course in the Food Hubs Community Kitchen for the past 5 years.

week 29 day 2 061There is an average of 18 participants completing the course each time, and the success rate for progression to further education or employment has thus far been exceptional. Many have taken up positions in the Hospitality Sector which has always been a good source of work even in recessionary times.

The need for better trained individuals is now more apparent than ever as we are slowly but surely coming back to economic recovery.


The modules participants undertake are:

week 29 day 2 057FOOD PREPARATION

The 2 tutors running the course are both qualified chefs and have a vast experience in the Hospitality sector.

The course also uses the Home economics facilities qt the Vocational College in Drumshanbo to run the practical Food Preparation exams.

Irish-Polish Culinary Experience

A group of 25 people from the Carpathian Region of Poland visited the Food Hub last week. The trip was organised by Leitrim Development Company in partnership with their Polish counterparts, Dolina Raby. The group had a tour of the facility on Thursday the 26th visiting Carrig Brewing Company, Chef in a Box and The Shed Distillery before a free event took place that evening in the Community Kitchen.


This was an evening of ‘Polish and Irish Authentic Cuisine’ which was attended by 120 people who sampled a range of traditional dishes from both countries.

UCD visit to The Food Hub

We were delighted to recedntly welcome a group of UCD Students to The Food Hub.

Pictured is Brian Taft, Head Distiller at The Shed, conducting a tour for a group of students from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine during their visit to the Food Hub on Tuesday, March 10th.