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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Are you interested in entering a career in hospitality or catering? Whether you want to be a professional chef or a barista, this is the course for you.

Students can learn in our professional preparation kitchen and showcase their newfound skills in our onsite cafe and bistro. You will get to experience cooking for real-clients and learn more about how to prepare menus with a focus on sustainability.

  • Corporate Caterer
  • Hotelier
  • Chef
  • Hospitality
  • Events Manager
  • Streetside Cafe & Bistro - an onsite training facility where all food is prepared by catering students.
  • Barista-standard equipment
  • Professional preparation kitchen.

Why people love Catering

Coastal Wild Foraging Day

Coastal Wild Foraging Day

Students had fun on a foraging experience where the learned to catch and cook their own seafood. 

Streetside Bar and Bistro

Streetside Bar and Bistro

Put your skills to to the test when you gain valuable work experience at our onsite restaurant. You will get the chance to serve customers and develop your very own lunch menu.

Life Skills Week

Life Skills Week

Catering students whip up tasty meals as part of live cooking demonstrations and share their recipes with staff and students.

Career Prospects

Example: Catering and bar managers

 Annual pay
£14,560 - £33,280
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to contract by -16% over the period to 2027, losing -12,291 jobs. In the same period, 62% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 47,415 job openings.

Role description

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway.

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111