Hospitality & Catering at Kendal College
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The hospitality industry sector includes all businesses that provide food, beverages and / or accommodation services and includes restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, hotels, contract catering and hospitality services. Students will experience a very hands-on learning style to fully prepare them for a career in the hospitality sector. In addition to their studies, they will also be given the opportunity to apply for a position in the College’s Culinary Team. The Team supports a wide range of high profile functions at College as well as external events and overseas visits, which prove to be immensely beneficial to our students’ overall learning experience. Previous Culinary Team members have been lucky enough to visit China, America and Barcelona.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kendal College over the last four years and have built up good relationships with the lecturers and students. Throughout the Professional Cookery course, I’ve been provided with great opportunities including overseas visits, work experience, external events, such as The Cumbria Life Awards, and being part of the Culinary Team. This course has given me the skills and confidence to work towards a career within the hospitality and catering industry.”
Level 3 Professional Cookery
The Lakes School of Hospitality & Management at Kendal College has an excellent reputation and is run by a vastly experienced team of industry experts. Over the years, the College has established exceptional levels of credibility for training and has developed strong and well-respected relationships throughout the local, national, and international hospitality industry. Unlike many other colleges, the School of Hospitality & Management is run like a hotel, which prepares students for the same pressurised environment they will enter when they finish college. Our tutors have helped to train some of today’s outstanding top professionals, many of whom are now working in some of the best hotels and restaurants in the area; from the two Michelin starred L’Enclume to the prestigious Sharrow Bay and Northcote Manor under renowned chefs like Simon Rogan and Nigel Haworth.
Kendal College has an enviable reputation in the hospitality and catering industry and is well respected for producing the highest quality industry professionals. We provide a well-rounded learning experience with industry-standard facilities and equipment. Our proficient team of lecturers, all of whom have worked at celebrated establishments throughout the UK and Europe, fully understand the pressures, demands, and the overall satisfaction that comes from working in a busy hospitality environment so tutor support is second to none.
Many of our students progress to university and Higher Level study such as undertaking a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management. For those who wish to go straight into employment and/or an apprenticeship, these courses open up a wide range of job opportunities from chefs and restaurant managers to events and visitor attraction managers.
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