Meet Your Tutor
If you love being in the kitchen and you’d like to develop your passion for food and customer service into a career, this course is perfect for you.
Our popular Catering & Hospitality Course will teach you all about the diversity of the catering and hospitality industry, and what it’s like to work with food.
You will gain a wide range of skills, including the importance of health and safety in the kitchen. You will also learn about customer service, basic food hygiene, food preparation and customer service. And learning isn’t just in the classroom, you will get to celebrate diversity as part of the course, by providing catering for cultural events.
You will be providing practical catering for your fellow students who are enrolled here on other courses, as well as St-Eds staff, creating a real working kitchen experience. You will learn how to develop menus, understand dietary requirements and how to prepare and cook meals in a live kitchen environment.
This is a practical, hands-on course that will give you all the skills you need to start your career in this exciting and growing industry, or continue onto a Level 2 course.
Gary is our Catering Tutor at St-Eds. Before joining the team, Gary was a Painter and Decorator, so he can also be found teaching our Construction course. He worked as a chef for 10 years, training under a renowned chef in Norwich. He also worked at several top restaurants including Adlards, Tattlers and St Benedicts Restaurant. He has lots of experience in catering for events, so has excellent knowledge of the Hositality Industry. He admires the hard work and passion of people in the catering industry, and enjoys sharing his passion with the next generation.
Jobs in Hospitality and Catering
At St Eds Norwich, we know and understand the hospitality and catering sectors really well and our courses are geared towards enabling all our students to thrive in the busy and competitive industries.
We have strong links to top employers in the sector and work with a wide range of businesses, so you’ll have lots of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.
Plus, there are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Baker, a Bar Manager, a Butcher, a Catering Manager, a Chef De Partie, a Commis Chef, a Consumer Scientist, an Event Organiser, a Food Processing Worker, an Industry Chef, a Kitchen Manager, a Restaurant Manager, a Sous Chef or a Waiter/Waitress – there are many choices available to you.
Did you know?
• Hospitality is the fourth largest employer in the UK, with 4.49 million people working in the sector.
• The Hospitality industry employs more than 10% of the UK workforce: almost 3 million people work within the industry.
• 29% of people employed in the hospitality industry are under 21-years-old.
• The Hospitality Sector needs 660,200 more people by 2020 – a growth of 6%.