Meet Your Tutor
Our popular Catering & Hospitality Course teaches students all about the diversity of the catering and hospitality industry, and what it’s like to work with food. It delivers a tailored curriculum, designed to ensure that students leave with the knowledge and qualifications required for the industry.
As well as gaining a wide range of skills, students will also learn about customer service, basic food hygiene, food preparation and customer service. And learning isn’t just confined to the classroom, students get to celebrate diversity as part of the course, by providing catering for cultural events.
Students also provide practical catering for their fellow students who are enrolled here on other courses, as well as St-Eds staff, creating a real working kitchen experience. They learn how to develop menus, understand dietary requirements and how to prepare and cook meals in a live kitchen environment.
Darren is our Catering Tutor, supporting students in their City and Guilds Catering and Hospitality vocational course. Darren has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 19 years and therefore can deliver an exciting, industry-led vocation to our young people. He is a hard worker and with many accredited qualifications, understands how to ensure the best health and safety of the workplace. Darren enjoys teaching because it has a great sense of achievement witnessing the learners discover their true potential and grow in confidence and enhance their skills. He really enjoys being a volunteer crew member for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in his spare time. Darren enjoys Mediterranean cuisine and playing golf.