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Transition Year Inter Schools Cooking 2023-24


Option 1 - For Individual TY Students. Parents can book their child in directly.  This option is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (see testimonials below)

Option 2  - For School Groups:  Transition Year Skills Development training. 

Bookings commencing September 2023 onwards for any schools who wish to participate and start time-tabling on site school visits.  https://www.cookingclassonline.com/transition-year-schools-cooking-course

Option 3  - For Blended Learning (including Practical Cooking Certificate)

Practical On Site School Visits can be blended with 13 week Online Course with Certificate granted upon successful course completion. This course is ideally suited to TY students applying for Gaisce (The President's Award).

"My son, did your TY Online cooking course last year and used it for the personal skills element of his Gaisce Bronze award."  Repeat Customer, TY Parent who booked 2nd Son for this 2022-'23.

Practical Cooking Skills Programmes (2023-2024 Schools Packages)

1. Onsite School Training (Sushi Workshop) subject to availability = €20 per student **

2. Onsite School Training (Sushi Workshop) + 13 Week Online Course + Certificate = €99 per student *

3. Offsite Training (3 x Zoom Cook Alongs)+ 13 Week Online Course + Certificate = €99 per student *


4. Zoom Cook Alongs (2 hours- price per group)

* 20% Early Bird Discount for Feb 2024 bookings (apply for Discount Coupon)

** minimum numbers apply

To enquire: please email: [email protected]



FEEDBACK from Schools and TY Coordinators:
The cooking course with Vanessa was the absolute highlight of the term for our TYs. The students loved the classes and learnt so much each week. Our parental feedback has also been fantastic and I know that Thursday dinners have continued in many houses, even since the course ended! One of the silver linings of the school closure was the opportunity to get all of our TYs cooking with Vanessa, away from their screens and learning a new skill. I could not recommend these courses more!
-Jill Roy, TY Coordinator

‘Vanessa’s enthusiasm and passion for cooking encourages even the most reluctant student to participate and learn from her vast experience. I have yet to meet a student who did not benefit from her skills based TY module’.
-Caroline O'Brien, Principal, Holy Child School, Killiney, Co Dublin


'The cooking course offered by Vanessa was a fantastic opportunity for our TY students to learn important life skills in the comfort of their own home. Each week the students created meals for their family and had pride in their work. The meals were varied and cooked with fresh ingredients. Vanessa was also able to adapt recipes for students with allergies. The feedback from parents and students was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to continuing to work with Vanessa
Stephen Daly, Catholic University School

FEEDBACK from Parents:  

"Well Vanessa thank you so much another triumph fabulous soup and delicious brownies"...

"My son's masterful cooking from yesterday's class....." 

"She has really enjoyed it and we are certainly reaping the benefits - I look forward to TY Night night every week ;-)." - Dad

"I would just like to say it was a fabulous course. Before this [my Son] didn’t know what herbs look like or what passata is. He  cooked dinner for 8 family members last Saturday night. He made the pizza for starter and did the chicken and noodle dish for us. Well done to you all". 

"It was a great course and very well organised, great to have the videos to watch ahead of the class. My son's favourite dish to make and eat was the stir fry. The rest of us all loved the chicken and leek pie."

"My son attended every week and we were all very impressed with what he made. Thanks a mil and he developed a lot of useful skills in the process. However our waistlines are none the better for it."

"Huge thanks for the fantastic TY cook-along course. My daughter and her friends loved participating in this course. She learned new cooking skills and dishes as well as learning more about time management, hygiene and safety in the kitchen. The carrot cake and chicken & leek pie were the highlights for us and have become regular family dishes. Well done to Vanessa and Eoin for their constant enthusiasm and encouragement during these high energy classes!

"My daughter completed your course and absolutely loved it ..as we all did since we got  enjoy her cooked dishes each Tuesday evening! I also enrolled on the TY booster course so looking forward to more lovely meals."

"Thank you for a wonderful cooking course and for facilitating dinner every Tuesday. [My son] really enjoyed it and learned a lot but his favourites were the stir-fry, chicken and leek, pizza and sticky toffee pudding. I have recommended your course to many."

"I just had to drop you a line to thank you very much for the TY Cookery course . [My Son] has really enjoyed it. It has kept him and the rest of us going over the past few weeks (during COVID) . He really got into the swing of cooking . He Now seems quite unfazed pottering in the kitchen . We were astonished. We have loved all the tasty dishes. He is now planning to continue cooking and promises to produce one of your main courses for us at least once a week !!!"

"[Sticky Toffee Pud] - It’s his dad’s absolute fave pudding so it’ll be eagerly awaited! The stir fry turned out absolutely gorgeous. This is really actually giving him a confidence boost, he’s thrilled with himself with actually creating something each week that’s so delicious. Straight after he said to me that he can’t wait to see what’s on next weeks menu! Thanks again" 

"She adored the course and we got to have some great food. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours each week with the run of the kitchen and Covid very far from her mind. Thank you so much. She gives me little tips all the time about things she picked up in passing too. And she has signed up for the booster course now."

"Many thanks again and well done on a great course."  - Dad.

"[My Daughter] was on your TY course just recently. It was fabulous thanks so much. One of the dishes we remade today and I am sending you along the picture as this was outstanding." 

FEEDBACK from TY Students

"Thank you so much for the TY course! I really enjoyed it, I learnt lots and the food was yum😋 My favourites were the stir fry and brownies!"

"Hi Vanessa, thanks so much for this amazing course, I really enjoyed it and learned so much."


"Thanks a lot for these past few weeks! They made quarantine a lot more enjoyable and I learned a lot from the classes."


"Vanessa I’m sorry I forgot to take a photo of the sticky toffee pudding but it tasted so amazing to the point where my dad didn’t believe I even made it". 

"Thank you very much for running the course, I really learned a lot."

Hi! Thank you so much for the course it was really enjoyable and Iearned so much from it 😀 I have attached the pictures from the last class. Thanks so much again!

I have attached a pic collage of all the food that I made in your online cooking classes. I really enjoyed them and I learned a lot from them as well. I can’t wait to take part in the [booster course]!



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