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FREE PIC **** FREE PIC*** Cooking up a storm..Six aspiring chefs from Kerry and Cork have successfully graduated from Fáilte Ireland’s pilot Commis Chef Programme today which was delivered by Mark Doe and his wife Bernie of 'Just Cooking', Cookery School, Firies, Killarney. The Graduates are now ready to join the tourism sector and start their culinary careers. from left, Seamus O'Sullivan, Ballineen, Cork, Noelle McLoughlin, Kinsale, Bernie Doe, Just Cooking, Amy O'Sullivan, Bantry, Dr Dean Panter, Fáilte Ireland, Operations Manager, Deirdre Donohue, Killarney, John Farrell, Ballybunion, Mark Doe, 'Just Cooking'.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/ NO REPRO FEE/ FREE PIC*** Issued 12/03/2016Three aspiring chefs from Kerry have graduated from Fáilte Ireland’s pilot Commis Chef Programme.

Initiated last November, the programme was designed to respond to the growing skills need identified in the hospitality sector.

Nationwide 190 people completed the programme, which was delivered in 12 locations including the Just Cooking Cookery School in Kerry.

Anna Kurdziel from Killorglin; Deirdre Donohoe of Headford; and John Farrell from Ballybunion completed the course in Kerry, along with three participants from Cork.

The graduates can now progress onto the Culinary Apprenticeship, currently being developed in conjunction with the Irish Hotels Federation and the Restaurants Association of Ireland.