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 Catering and Hospitality

The Catering and Hospitality courses at Boston College offer you the experience to cook and serve within the on-site restaurant that is open to the general public.

Working in a professional kitchen under the guidance of top chefs and front of house experts gives you a fantastic start to your career within the industry. This, along with many incredible student success stories, has built an excellent reputation for the catering and hospitality department as Boston College - resulting in many local employers contacting us regularly to establish working relationship and to recruit their next member of staff.

There are many opportunities available to our students such as: exclusive work placements; designing menus, cooking and serving for large corporate events; and entering competitions on a national level.
The Catering and Hospitality courses offer you the experience to cook and serve within the College restaurants that are open to the general public.

Along with the amazing links to industry and employer, you may also have the chance to undertake exclusive work placements and trips, as well as gaining valuable experiences designing menus, and cooking and serving for corporate events such as Civic Dinners and Company Dinners in the Stump.
Our past students have progressed on to amazing jobs and university courses including:

> Jason Atherton; owner of 19 restaurants and regular on Saturday Morning Kitchen
> Chef at Gordon Ramsey's Maze Restaurant
> Pastry Chef on Richard Branson's private and exclusive Necker Island in the Caribbean
> The Ritz and The Ivy
> South Bank University, Degree in Baking Technology Management
> Hospitality Supervision Degree at St Petersburg University in Russia
> Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort
> Head Sommelier at Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social Restaurant in London
> Sommelier at Winteringham Fields in Lincolnshire
> Front of house at Goring Hotel in Belgravia, London
> Pastry Chef at Penny Hill Park Luxury Country House Hotel in Bagshot
> Chef de Partie at Lower Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds
> Wedding Cake making to the stars
> Chef/Owner of Wheat Sheaf Pub and Restaurant, Bicker
> National Turkey Winner 2016, now working at the Dorchester Hotel, London
Lime *Learning in my environment, is the College's on-site professional restaurant. It produces a fine-dining menu Tuesday to Friday lunchtimes and Thursday evenings.

The restaurant is extremely popular and is regularly fully booked - a credit to the excellent food and service received from our students.

Click here to find out more about Lime Restaurant
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ on the right hand side to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Catering and Hospitality.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.

Case studies

Lewis Smith

I’m currently an Apprentice Baker at the Shrub and Grub. Read more...

Richardus Kruprelis

I chose to study Catering and Hospitality at Boston College because I have worked in a bakery for 10 years and I needed the qualifications to back up my industry experience. Read more...

Department news

William Lovell Church of England Academy take the title at the first ever Boston College Bake Off

Boston College’s first annual Bake Off final took place last week (Friday 3rd March), with six young bakers from across the county battling it out, creating their ‘Show Stopper’ cake to be in with the chance of winning the title of ‘Star Baker 2017’.


Career Corner

  • Confectioner
  • Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Cook
  • Baker
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Maitre'D
  • Butler
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