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Hospitality and Catering

Are you passionate about food and outstanding service?

The hospitality and catering industry is forecast to grow by another quarter of a million jobs by 2015. Restaurants, gastro pubs, cafes, cruise liners and contract catering are popular career areas, and we can help you to become a successful part of it.

Study with us and we will help you get immersed in the industry from day one:

  • Serve paying customers at our industry standard restaurants and kitchens
  • Develop skills in menu design, food preparation and front of house service
  • Work alongside experienced chefs on live projects
  • Benefit from professional masterclasses and cater for big functions

We are also proud to say that our Catering and Hospitality department was graded OUTSTANDING by OFSTED.

Front-of-house (hospitality) careers include:

  • restaurant manager
  • head waiter, reception head waiter or host
  • wine waiter, le chef d’ etage or barista

Back-of-house (catering) careers include:

  • chef du cuisine/executive chef
  • sous chef, commis chef or chef du partie
  • saucier, grillardin, rotisseur or patissier

COURSE LIST

TitleFT/PTTypeLocation
Catering Foundation Pathway Full-time Vocational Banbury
Food and Beverage Service Level 3 Diploma Full-time Vocational Banbury
Professional Chef's Diploma Level 1 Full-time Vocational Banbury
Professional Chef's Diploma Level 2 Full-time Vocational Banbury
Professional Chef's Diploma Level 3 Full-time Vocational Banbury

case study

In just over three years, Oliver Shore has gone from dreaming of a career in cookery to working full-time as a chef and even serving a meal for Sir Richard Branson.

Oliver first came across cooking as a potential career when he studied food tech at school. He enjoyed it so much he thought it would be a great career to pursue at college.

The proximity of Banbury and Bicester College and the quality of the courses on offer were attractive to Oliver, so he registered to attend one of our Open Events. This was a great opportunity for Oliver to find out more about the Level 3 Professional Chef’s Diploma, the hospitality and catering facilities and staff - something he clearly enjoyed: “Seeing the kitchens and becoming more aware of what I could learn was great. The staff were friendly and helpful, too”.

Read more about Oliver's story.

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