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.

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Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Hospitality facilities!

Why study Hospitality and Catering with Weston College?

Across the UK the hospitality sector is growing. The demand for skilled hospitality and catering professionals is high, and a qualification in this subject area could lead you to a successful career in the industry. 

The jobs available are very diverse. You could find yourself working in a commercial kitchen, a restaurant, a hotel, at an event venue, or one of the many thousands of other roles within the sector. 

You'll have clear progression opportunities. The hospitality and catering industry has plenty of progression opportunities. You can start at Level 1 and work your way up, opening up more opportunities and accessing the highest-paid jobs. 

Our courses are different. Through our industry links, no matter which pathway you choose you'll have access to some great industry experts and guest sessions.

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.

Why Become a Chef?

Find out more about training programme nurturing the catering and hospitality professionals of the future.

Meet our team

Sandra Bull

Director of Faculty Service Sectors

Debbie Palmer

Chef Lecturer

Pete Goodship

Curriculum Co-ordinator

Grant Spencer


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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

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