Catering & Hospitality

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Are you the next Jamie Oliver, Clare Smyth, or Gordon Ramsey? Do you dream of owning your own restaurant, bar or running exciting festivals and events?

Catering and hospitality is one of the biggest industries in the UK, spanning restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and much more. Studying one of our catering or hospitality courses can open up a whole world of opportunities in this fast-paced, exciting sector. You could choose a professional cookery course to follow your dreams of becoming a chef in a well-renowned catering college, or you could choose an events management course and pursue a career as a wedding planner or Maître d’.

Love cooking? Enjoy experimenting with flavours? Like working with people? Catering could be your perfect career choice!

Our catering college offers a range of full time catering courses and professional cookery courses to give you the skills you need to thrive as a chef. As part of the Chefs’ Forum Academy, you’ll experience masterclasses with top chefs and gain experience in our industry-standard training kitchens to put you a step ahead of the competition.

Prepare yourself for working in this fast-paced industry in our 5 star Trip Advisor rated Morels restaurant that’s open to the public. Morels was awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and continues to deliver high-quality food and high standards of service to real clients, giving you the experience you need for a successful career in catering. With our catering courses, you could get a slice of the action too!

So, whether you want to work in a local restaurant, develop menus for national chains, or prepare food while travelling the world on a luxury cruise liner, you’ll learn all the skills and high standards you need on a catering course at Coleg Gwent.

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From maître d’ to events manager, you’ll find no end of opportunities in the exciting hospitality industry – it’s an engaging, sociable and rewarding working environment, and Coleg Gwent is the perfect place to start.

Our full time hospitality courses will set you up for success in the customer-focused world of hospitality, so you could go on to become a restaurant manager, Maître d’, wedding and events planner, or a role in hospitality management or the leisure industry. Working in our fully-equipped training kitchens and restaurant, you’ll be trained to industry standards preparing meals and serving members of the public on a daily basis. There’s no better way to gain the experience you need to be successful in the hospitality sector!

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Specialist courses

Already started your career or know what you’d like to specialise in? Our part time catering and hospitality courses cover areas such as sugarcraft, professional cookery and cake decoration, and industry topics such as Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and HABC Accredited Food Safety in Catering.

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Agored Cymru Hospitality and Catering Studies Level Entry

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Adults) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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City & Guilds NVQ Certificate in Hospitality Services Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 04 September 2023

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HND Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 18 September 2023

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I’d recommend Coleg Gwent because you can gain a lot of industry experience here. The college has a professional restaurant which is open to the public, so you can learn to pick up speed and the ability to cook in the kitchen, as well as learning how to work as a team. The Chefs’ Forum is great too, because the college brings in highly levelled chefs to teach us and help with our assignments.

Clark Parry
Professional Cookery

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