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 Catering and Hospitality

The Catering and Hospitality courses at Boston College give you the experience of cooking and serving at our on-site restaurant which 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 you career within the industry. This, along with many incredible student success stories, has established an excellent reputation for the Catering and Hospitality department at Boston College – local employers contact us regularly to recruit their next member of staff.

As well as compulsory units such as food hygiene and safety you will have the freedom to choose from optional units, allowing you to pursue the areas which interest you the most.

There are also lots of opportunities available to you including exclusive work placements, designing menus, cooking and serving for large corporate events and entering national competitions.
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’ below 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.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Catering and Hospitality student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Caroline Parker-Meadows, Programme Area Manager for Catering and Hospitality by emailing

Case studies

Jasmine Clare

I’ve always wanted to work within the Catering industry, so when I was in Year 11 I contacted the Catering department at Boston College. Read more...

Lewis Smith

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

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  • Cook
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  • Caterer
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Maitre'D
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