DIT Faculty of Tourism and Food
|Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Atha Cliath|
|Location||Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
History of Faculty
Originally opened as the College of Catering in 1941, The Faculty of Tourism and Food was founded in 1992.
In a restructuring of The Faculty in 2009, the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism and the School of Culinary Arts were merged with the former Faculty of Applied Arts into the new College of Arts and Tourism.
The School of Food Science and Environmental Health was transferred to the new College of Science.
The Faculty specialises in training professional chefs, hospitality managers, and other professionals in the food and tourism industry, providing undergraduate degrees as well as master's degrees and doctorates. It is considered the best college for food and tourism degrees in Ireland. Its graduates include Darina Allen, TV chef, food writer, and founder of the Michelin starred Ballymaloe House and Cookery School and food company, along with several other noted Irish chefs and hoteliers.
Schools within the (Former) Faculty
The Faculty of Tourism and Food consists of the following Schools
- School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
- School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology
- School of Food Science and Environmental Health