Why choose a career in Hospitality and Catering?
Whether you want to work in a restaurant kitchen, front-of-house or progress to managing a hotel of your own, hospitality and catering courses can open up lots of opportunities for you. You could gain the skills and qualifications you need to start your career in the UK or abroad, or progress to university.
Why choose us?
You will develop high-level skills and techniques in our modern commercial kitchens and learn to produce fine dishes to high standards. We also have hospitality and food and beverage service courses where you can learn about the finer details of service in our commercially-run, fine dining restaurants. The opportunity to provide catering at large corporate events within the College and for external events and clients will help you build your CV and increase your employability.
We have excellent links with major local employers such as Brunning and Price, Luke Thomas, One Planet, Nantwich FC and Chester Racecourse who will provide you with real opportunities to practise your skills. Students have gone on to have successful careers as a Chefs, Events, Managers, Food Technologists, Hotel Managers, Hotel Receptionists, Kitchen Managers or Restaurant Supervisors.
Professional Cookery NVQ Level 2
“Originally I wanted to be a mechanic and when I was 16 I started working for a local car parts retailer. I didn’t feel this fitted with me so I decided to start the Occupational Studies course at the College. The course gave me the opportunity to try a number of areas such as Retail, IT/Computing, Health and Social Care and Catering. I also got the chance to work on the Blacon Project which involves preparing and serving meals once a week for members of the local community. This really sparked my interest in Catering so I enrolled on the Level 1 Professional Cookery course and I have now just finished the Level 2.“The course was tough but I’ve worked hard and passed all my units, and I have improved my levels of English and maths. Since being on the course I have gained a part-time job at the Woodcote Hotel in Hooton as a Chef, and once I complete the course I will work full-time at the Hotel. “I’ve definitely made the right choice to come to College, the tutors have been brilliant and have always been there for me when I’ve needed help. I’m really looking forward to the future and achieving my ambition of becoming a Head Chef in a kitchen.”
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