Hospitality and CateringView Courses
Are you our next Masterchef? We can help you achieve your ambition whether it is to work as a Chef in a restaurant or Front-of-house Manager in a top hotel. We will give you the skills and confidence you need to pursue your chosen career or progress on to university.
You will develop high-level skills and techniques in our modern commercial kitchens to produce fine dishes to high standards. We also have hospitality and food and beverage service courses where you learn about the finer details of service in our commercially-run, fine dining restaurant. This, combined with the opportunity to provide catering at large corporate events within the College and for external clients, will help you build your CV and increase your employability.
Why West Cheshire College?
Our students take part in a ‘Skills Day’ where local chefs demonstrate their culinary skills to our current students, such as butchery, sushi, cocktail-making, wine-tasting and pastry skills. Students get the opportunity to put their skills into practice in ‘Competition Week’ where students at all levels take part in individual and team competitions to produce high-quality dishes to impress the judges.
Trips and Activities
Hospitality and catering students take part in trips and visits to learn more about the hospitality and catering industry in Europe including Madrid, Carcassonne and Nice. In the UK there are trips to the Peak District, the Hotel Olympia Trade Exhibition in London, Liverpool World Buffet, Manchester Curry Mile, Carden Park Hotel, Nunsmere Hall, The Chester Grosvenor and each year our students provide catering and service to guests at Chester Races.
Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or Apprenticeships with local employers including Mollington Banastre, Chester Zoo, Chester Races, DoubleTree Hilton, Claverly Arms, Wolfie’s Bar and Grill, Helsby Arms, Hot Wok, Inglewood Manor, Bickerton Poacher and Oddfellows.
There is also the opportunity to progress to the College’s HNC/D in Hospitality Management following the successful completion of a Level 3 course.
Did you know?
In this region there are around 3,142 job vacancies for Chefs available per year – they earn on average £6.40 per hour.