Full Time

Subject Area

Catering and Hospitality

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds


City & Guilds

Course Level



City Bistro

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Who is this course for?

This course is for people looking to make a career in the hospitality and catering industry and:

  • Enjoy developing practical skills
  • Are able to stay calm under pressure
  • Are able to cope with several tasks at once
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use creativity and imagination in food preparation
  • Have a real passion for food and the industry

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need to have an interest in catering and related industries and have a minimum of one GCSE at grade D.

You will also need to complete a practical skills assessment prior to starting the course.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers the following key areas:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety in catering
  • Healthier foods
  • Costs and menu planning
  • Preparing and cooking different foods

How you will learn

This course is taught using both theory and practical methods. You will also gain experience in our realistic working environments The Lounge Bistro and Bar, The Deli and The Brunch Box.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing this course you could progress on to the Level 2 and 3 Chefs Diploma or learn on the job with an Apprenticeship

The course also prepares you for becoming a chef in the catering industry.

What costs will you incur?

There will be a cost for uniform of approximately £85 at the start of the course.