Catering and Hospitality

The catering and hospitality sector continues to be one of the UK’s largest industries experiencing significant growth.

The job opportunities in this sector are vast, and qualifications available at GC can provide you with the skills and knowledge for an exciting career choice, either to start your own business or to join an established catering company, restaurant or hotel.

GC courses provide you with a wide array of career options – including chef, food and beverage manager, patisserie and confectionery chef and hospitality manager. We offer a wide variety of courses to suit school leavers, those pursuing a career change, or keen cooks wanting to simply learn a new skill or develop their culinary skills further.

Courses are taught by award winning industry expert chefs in our first class training kitchens at both our Cheltenham campus and Forest of Dean campus.

Finn Cuthbert

Catering and Hospitality

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Tamryn Meikle

Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership

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Charlie Crote

Professional Cookery

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Quick Facts

  • Alumni have gone on to become TV chefs, authors, awarded Michelin stars, Hotel Managers and much more
  • Learn in industry standard kitchen and restaurant facilities
  • Outstanding links with local employers
  • Our very own “Chef Academy” featuring master classes from top industry professionals
  • Skilled and specialist teaching staff

Our Experts, Your Teachers

Matthew Stead
Matthew Stead
Lecturer in Hospitality

Former student at GlosCol. I have worked in restaurants as a Sous chef with 1 -2 rosettes in Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire and Head Chef at a Successful Gastro pub. Sous Chef at a Hotel in the French Alps. Chef/lecturer teaching professional cookery and professional chef course from level 1 – 3.

Mark Hyde-Catton
Mark Hyde-Catton
Patisserie Lead & Lecturer in Hospitality

I have worked in numerous country house hotels and climbed the career ladder from pastry commis at 1 rosette hotel up to Head Pastry Chef at 3 rosettes & Michelin Red M hotels including Poppies restaurant in Shropshire, and Hollington House Hotel in Berkshire.

I’m qualified up to MasterChef’s certificate, specialising to advanced certificates for Patissiers; cake decorating; and sugar artistry. I am particularly passionate about growing the patisserie and confectionary offering at GC.

Renark Cousins
Renark Cousins
Chef Lecturer

I have 16 years’ experience as a chef working in Michelin star and AA rosette restaurants and hotels including Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. I enjoy passing on my knowledge and skills to the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals where I can ensure they strive to have successful and rewarding careers

Simon Andrews
Simon Andrews
Lecturer in Hospitality and Catering

 

 

Student Stories

Finn Cuthbert

Level 3

Catering and Hospitality

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James Collier

NVQ

Catering

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Lewis Bevis

Level 2

Cooking

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Katie Mawdesley

Level 2

Catering

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Facilities

Here at Gloucestershire College, we know that excellent teaching is key to learning, but we also believe brilliant facilities make learning so much easier

Several Industry Fitted Kitchens
Industry Fitted Kitchens
Cheltenham Campus, Cinderford Campus

Courses are taught in our spacious first class training kitchens at both our Cheltenham campus and Forest of Dean campus, which replicate everything you would expect to find in a professional industry kitchen.

Restaurant Number1
Restaurant Number1
Cheltenham Campus

Number One is a modern and stylish restaurant open to the public. It provides our hospitality students with real industry experience as they prepare, cook and serve dishes as part of their learning. Food and drink is of exceptional quality and excellent value for money. Why not taste for yourself?! To book a table email: Restaurantno.1@gloscol.ac.uk

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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