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.

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 links with the Chefs' Forum, and the amazing chefs we have on board with the School of Food, 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 Nibets 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.

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Meet our team

Within the department of Hair, beauty and hospitality, we many different lecturers that you will see from time to time. These are the main members of the team you will see on a regular basis:

Sandra Bull

Director of Faculty Service Sectors

Overall Director of the Faculty.

Jamie Wilmot

Co-coordinator for Hospitality and Chef Lecturer

Being involved with all the learning across the department and teaching on Level 2 Professional Cookery and Level 3 Advanced Professional cookery.

Debbie Palmer

Chef Lecturer

Teaching Level 1 General Cookery and IQA

     

 

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What Our Students Say

Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery


Jordan Hinks

“This course has varied and interesting, and I constantly learnt new dishes and expanded my skills”

Former school: King Alfred

Course: Professional Cookery

What next? Progressing to the Level 3 Diploma and then aiming to get a job on a cruise liner or in a high-end restaurant or hotel.

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