Hospitality and Catering courses
Our outstanding facilities and industry links will help you achieve your goals.
Hospitality and Catering
Studying Hospitality and Catering at Weston College
Whether you're looking to run a restaurant, serve front of house, be a head chef or start your own catering business, we offer a range of courses that can help you achieve your goals.
We have two pathways to choose from:
- Classroom and kitchen based courses at The Grove Training Kitchen and Restaurant - see below for more information.
- Learn as you work with apprenticeships (which include masterclasses) in Weston-super-Mare or Bristol. See all the latest vacancies here.
Whichever route you choose you can apply below - start by selecting the course you're interested in.
Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Hospitality facilities!
Why study Hospitality and Catering with Weston College?
Monthly guest masterclasses
As part of the full-time and apprenticeship cookery/chef courses you will have the opportunity to take part in monthly masterclasses at Nisbets National Equipment Centre (NCEC), delivered by industry professionals.
The NCEC was opened in 2017 to meet the demand for an innovation hub for catering professionals. We will be using the high-tech 100m2 demonstration kitchen and training facility each month allowing you access to the best catering equipment and products on the market.
These masterclasses include:
- Opportunities to meet and learn from Michelin-starred chefs
- Sessions from artisans including bakers, butchers and fishmongers
Plus, trips to growers where you can learn from some of the South West’s most exciting food producers.
Meet our team
Occupations related to Hospitality and Catering
Hotel or Accommodation Manager/Proprietor
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.
Employment in region: 960 positions
Restaurant or Catering Establishment Manager/Proprietor
Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.
Employment in region: 3,925 positions
Publican or Manager of Licensed Premises
Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.
Employment in region: 2,118 positions
What our students say
Beth, Professional Cookery NVQ Level 3
“I love to work in the kitchen and am very pleased with how much practical experience I gained at Weston College, which will help me work my way up in the catering industry.”
Beth has found a job that puts the skills she learnt on her professional cookery course at the College to great use. She is a commis chef at Harvey Nichols and adores her job. Beth aspires to work her way up in the catering industry.
Beth was very impressed with the facilities in the College’s kitchens and feels studying at Weston College was a great first step to achieving her goal of becoming a professional chef.
Former school: Wells Blue School