Catering courses for careers or fun

Barnsley College is offering a wide range of courses for those who wish to carve out a career in catering or simply learn for fun.

The college has recently launched its catering part-time courses for the 2015/16 academic year which are ideal for people who wish to brush up on their skills in the kitchen.

The part-time courses available are Cake Decorating for Beginners, Cooking for Dinner Parties, Cooking for University, Curry Club, Great Barnsley Bake-off and Introduction to Chocolate and Sugarcraft. The courses are run over one evening a week for five or six weeks.

The college also runs full-time courses from Level 1 to Level 3 which include Patisserie and Confectionery and Hospitality. On completion of a Level 3 course, students have the opportunity to progress onto a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/D) in Hospitality Management.

Students are taught by expert tutors and learn in the college’s £1m professional kitchens and the Open Kitchen restaurant.

Former student Jessica Amott progressed to the position of Sous Chef at the Spencer Arms in Cawthorne after completing Level 1, 2 and 3 Catering courses at college.

Jessica said: “Studying at college gave me the chance to learn about catering and I loved working in the restaurant as it gave me an excellent opportunity to come up with my own ideas. My tutor was brilliant and helped me with all aspects of my course such as written assignments and bookwork.”

Karen Carr, Head of Catering at the college, added: “Our learners have progressed to working in Michelin star restaurants, owning their own businesses and working in various fine dining establishments. Our newly rebranded restaurant The Open Kitchen creates an outstanding experience for our learners to gain excellent skills and progress into their chosen career.”

It’s not too apply to study Catering at Barnsley College. Call our Information Team on 01226 216 123 or email to find out more.

Last updated: 16th September 2015

Originally posted on: 16th September 2015