A Kildare cookery school, training tomorrow's top chefs

Cliff at Lyons is home to Cliff Academy, our state-of-the-art kitchen occupying the lower floor of a stone-made house in the central courtyard.

Cliff Academy is available for groups to book evening and weekend cooking courses, presided over by Nathan Dimond, Head Chef at Cliff at Lyons.

It is also home to our Chef School.

Chef School

The first privately certified professional cookery school in Ireland

At Cliff Academy we host our Chef School, Ireland’s first school offering City & Guilds qualifications with work experience in 5* star properties in addition to an exciting programme of Masterclasses delivered by renowned Irish Chefs.

CLIFF is committed to addressing the chef shortage crisis within Ireland by nurturing and developing chefs that perform at the highest levels in the hospitality and catering industry.

“We need to encourage people to enter the industry.”

Adriaan Bartels GM of Cliff House Hotel

“Cliff Academy tackles the Irish chef shortage directly.”

Martijn Kajuiter CLIFF Executive Chef

The City and Guilds Cliff Academy courses are;

Suitable for; Aspiring chefs, amateur chefs seeking a recognised qualification, school leavers, those on a career break, hospitality professionals or those in active retirement.

Entry requirements; 17 years and older, lovers of food. No previous chefing experience required.

Materials included; Tuition, uniform, course workbook and knife kit.

School location; Cliff at Lyons, Celbridge, Co. Kildare (accommodation is not provided).