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Catering and Hospitality

FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOUR FAVOURITE CHEF OR TAKE THE REINS AND BECOME A RESTAURANT MANAGER.

Offered at

Rotherham College North Notts College

We offer courses in Catering and Hospitality at Rotherham College (also part of the RNN Group) where you will gain hands-on experience in our very own commercial training restaurant, The Wharncliffe.

Here you will learn in a fast-paced environment, craft your cookery skills in the kitchen and perfect professional customer service skills with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner service, plus organise and cater for charity events and test your new skills in competitions.

All of our Catering and Hospitality courses are taught by tutors with years of industry experience who will pass their knowledge on to you to use within the classroom and beyond.

You will learn both the practical skills and theory needed to work in the industry including training in both a kitchen and a front of house setting in everything from knife skills, food and beverage service and barista skills to pastry, confectionery and menu planning. These skills will prepare you for career opportunities in restaurants, cafes, hotels, restaurants, cruise ships and holiday parks.

We have a range of courses available in every aspect of catering and hospitality, so you can choose to specialise in the area you love the most and take the first steps towards your dream job. Our courses will give you the skills and knowledge required to have a successful career in the exciting and vibrant sector.

As one of our students you will have many exciting opportunities available to gain experience and test out your new skills including catering for large conferences, University Centre Rotherham’s graduation and the busy Christmas period. Previous students have also worked with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and served at prestigious events such as the Olympics and catering for the Royal Family.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Hospitality and Catering

  • Level 1

    Catering and Hospitality

  • Level 2

    Food Production and Cooking
    Food and Beverage Services
    Hospitality Services

  • Level 3

    Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 40,614 JOBS IN CATERING AND HOSPITALITY IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

FUTURE CAREERS IN CATERING AND HOSPITALITY

The catering and hospitality sector is ideal if you want to work in a fast-paced environment, have a passion for cooking and working in a customer-focused setting.

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Chef

Average salary - £20,800*

Chefs prepare, cook and present food, develop and plan menus, manage inventory, maintain food standards.

Day-to-day tasks:

Prepare menus, stock control, prepare and cook food, monitor quality and health and safety.**

Working environments:

Restaurants across a wide variety of public and private sector employer settings, such as hospitals, schools, holiday parks, high-end restaurants, or on a cruise ship.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Restaurant Manager

Average salary - £22,400*

Restaurant Managers organise the day-to- day running of their venue and make sure customers are happy with the food and service they receive.

Day-to-day tasks:

Organise shifts for staff, manage stock and budgets, follow licencing and health and safety rules and deal with customer complaints.**

Working environments:

Restaurants, hotel chains or catering for large events.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the catering and hospitality sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Detail Orientated

What our students say

“The staff at College are very supportive and make sure tht we learn the skills we need to go into industry.”

Chloe Bosworth Level 2 - Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

“I really enjoy the practical side of the course as it helps prepare me for my career as a hairdresser. My favourite part of coming into College is to work with real clients in the INSYNC Salon.”

Taylor Jade-Irving
Taylor Jade-Irving Level 3 - Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

“My course allows me to meet new people and develop new skills, which I really enjoy.”

Morgan Pritchard
Morgan Pritchard Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills
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