Hospitality & Catering

From boutique restaurants to global hotel chains, there is a worldwide shortage of qualified, skilled staff in the industry.

Hospitality & Catering at Wakefield College

The hospitality and catering industry is the largest growing sector in the world, but there is a shortage of skilled staff within the industry.

The majority of our students gain full-time employment before they’ve even finished their course with us! Our courses offer you the chance to begin a rewarding and exciting career, perhaps working at a famous restaurant or owning your own business.

Teaching isn’t confined to the classroom. You’ll use Gaskell’s, our award-winning training restaurant which is open to the public, our bar, Deli shop, industry-standard training kitchens and conference suite.

Key Points
  • opportunity to enter internal and external competitions such as Golden Apron
  • provide catering at various events across the district including the Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival and Armed Forces Day
  • expertise of tutors brings wealth of industry experience
  • great regional, national and international links

I chose Wakefield College because it offers such a wide range of courses and because past students told me that the training the College provides is outstanding.

Jake Fawcett

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in hospitality and catering at Wakefield College...

College hosts VE Day Street Party in aid of Royal British Legion

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Wakefield College hospitality and catering students cooked up a street party in aid of the Royal British Legion as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

College catering students cook up WW1 recipes

Monday, 17 November, 2014

Hospitality and catering students from Wakefield College recently cooked up a historic feast in conjunction with West Yorkshire Archive Services.

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imageWe've been updating our corridors with success stories to show students what they can go on to achieve! Adam Harrison did a Level 3 qualification with us and has gone on to be head chef of a restaurant… Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College added 2 new photos.

Wakefield College
1:33pm, Monday, 8 January, 2018

imageAnd the winner is..................... Congratulations to Ellie Walker who is the winner of this years Gingerbread House competition and will receive £50 in high street vouchers. Well done to everyone… Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College added 4 new photos.

Wakefield College
8:52pm, Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Case Studies

What our students say about us...

I chose Wakefield College because it offers such a wide range of courses and because past students told me that the training the College provides is outstanding.

Jake Fawcett

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Photo of Jake Fawcett

I’m from Leeds but I really wanted to come to this College. It has good facilities, and you get to experience what it’s like in the industry because of Gaskell’s, which is a real working restaurant at the College.

Emily Briggs

Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Photo of Emily Briggs

We learn all about the hospitality industry and have the opportunity to work in Gaskell’s, the College restaurant which is open to the public. It gives you a good understanding of all the different sections that make up the restaurant and the skills needed to run and manage it.

Jack Base

Extended Diploma in Hospitality

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I chose Wakefield College because it offers such a wide range of courses and because past students told me that the training the College provides is outstanding.

Jake Fawcett

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Browse case studies

Photo of Jake Fawcett Jake Fawcett

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Photo of Emily Briggs Emily Briggs

Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Photo of Jack Base Jack Base

Extended Diploma in Hospitality

I’m from Leeds but I really wanted to come to this College. It has good facilities, and you get to experience what it’s like in the industry because of Gaskell’s, which is a real working restaurant at the College.

Emily Briggs

Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Hospitality & Catering Courses

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Chat to one of our specialist course advisors, telephone the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

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