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Catering and Hospitality

If you have a passion for cookery and excellent customer service, Hospitality and Catering could be the career for you. We have state-of-the-art facilities. The industry offers a variety of job opportunities and career pathways.

The Catering and Hospitality Department

Our highly vocational programmes are delivered in bespoke, industry-standard facilities, and students benefit from screens above each work station to ensure that all those present have a clear view of techniques and dishes being demonstrated to the class.

Students develop the skills and knowledge to produce industry standard foods in realistic working environments, with an emphasis on workplace practices relating to productivity, food hygiene, the reduction of waste, and an understanding of profit-margins.

What You Can Expect
  • Develop your skills in professional cookery in our modern training kitchens and also have the opportunity to gain experience in a realistic working environment.
  • Cover units such as food safety in catering, health and safety, food preparation.
  • Learn to prepare and cook a variety of different foods, using different methods including boiling, poaching, steaming, roasting, baking, grilling and frying.
  • External visitors providing demos including Royal Navy, The Marriott HotelGroup, local butchers and fishmongers, and the RAC Club.
  • Work with fresh produce at all stages of the qualifications.
  • Trips which can include Borough Market, Food Expos and industry establishments.


Our Facilities

Our highly vocational programmes are delivered in bespoke, industry-standard facilities, and students benefit from screens above each work station to ensure that all those present have a clear view of techniques and dishes being demonstrated to the class.

Progression

Our students have gone on to employers such as:

  • The RAC Club - Pall Mall
  • Epsom College
  • The Eight Bells
  • Nescot

POSSIBLE CAREERS...

  • Baker
  • Barista
  • Bar person
  • Butcher
  • Butler
  • Cake decorator
  • Catering manager
  • Chef
  • Consumer scientist
  • Counter service assistant
  • Food processing worker
  • Food scientist-food technologist
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen porter/assistant
  • Kitchen porter
  • Mobile catering assistant
  • Publican-licensee
  • Restaurant manager
  • Waiting staff
Photograph of a Nescot student

The tutors always talk about what it’s like to work in catering, like telling you the right etiquette in a kitchen, and how to present food so that it looks really special. I’m in college four days a week, and at the weekends I work at a restaurant in Westminster. It’s a great experience and I’m learning a lot.

Catering at Nescot