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School Leavers

Hospitality and Catering

Passionate about food and drink? Would you like to prepare, cook and serve great food?

Then come to learn and train in our fantastic new skills kitchen, work in our professional industry kitchens and study food and drink in our lecture rooms, all located in the Laurence Building. Practise your food service, beverage and barista skills in our top class commercial restaurant, @thirty-four.

For the elite, you can apply to join our Michael Caines Academy, click here to find out more about the academy.

For all catering and hospitality courses, you need to buy practical equipment and uniforms.

Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

  • Employment in the catering and hospitality industry, for example, as a kitchen supervisor or manager
  • Opening your own restaurant
  • Further study at a higher level, including HND or Foundation Degree
  • Further work based training and apprenticeships

What our students are saying

What I loved most about college was discovering what I want to do for the rest of my life. Learning from teachers that love the catering industry as much as I do is amazing. In future I hope to work for the top chefs in the world, in the best restaurants, allowing me to learn how to cook and create at the highest possible level.

Connor, Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

The advice and guidance given to learners are excellent. Lecturers give learners excellent careers advice and the wide range of visits, competitions and guest chefs raise learners’ confidence and aspirations. Many progress into very good jobs.

Ofsted, Inspection Report 2014
Did you know?

Catering students celebrated success at the Major Challenge Salon Culinaire at South Devon College coming home with five gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal.

The recently developed Skills Kitchen, is at the helm of the design and provides a large demonstration-style kitchen that complements the large industry-standard kitchens that already exist in the College's hospitality and catering facilities

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