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Five reasons to study a Catering course

The word catering written in baking flour.

Further your knowledge and expertise

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding lessons to allow you to achieve, succeed and progress to new and exciting destinations. We offer a variety of Catering courses ranging from part-time Curry Club to full-time Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery, which means that there is something on offer for those who are improving their hobby or are looking to specialise.

Study in state-of-the-art facilities

At Barnsley College you will have access to professionally equipped facilities including a commercial training bar and restaurant, well-equipped kitchens and industry-standard equipment. Working with skilled tutors with years of first-hand experience, you will learn the skills and techniques used by current top chefs.

Amazing opportunities

You will have the opportunity to display your skills at regional and national events including cooking for the Royal family during the annual Royal Horse Show; Goodwood Festival of Speed; The Great Yorkshire Show and Farnborough International Air Show. You will also benefit from inspiring talks, workshops and masterclasses from guest speakers.

You can be creative

When working as a chef, you will have a great avenue for showcasing your creativity. If you want to show your flair for food on a large scale this is easily obtainable as a chef. If you have a creative side, you may find it helps you in the catering business. You are creating a product, be that food, drink or an experience and there is always scope and opportunity to create a new way of making it more memorable for guests.

Students love catering

Don’t take our word for it. Read what our current and former students say:

Name: Ellie Denton

Course: Level 1 Culinary Skills

“I love creating new dishes, it’s definitely one of my favourite things to do and College has only increased my desire to be a professional chef. The College has a positive atmosphere and the staff are kind and helpful.”

Name: Declan Crofts

Course: Level 3 Professional Cookery

“I really enjoyed learning so many new and different skills at Barnsley College. I liked meeting many other great chefs who shared their expertise with us. My course has given me a once-in-lifetime opportunity to cook for the Royal Family.”

Last updated: 29th August 2019

Originally posted on: 27th August 2019

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