Catering and Hospitality Courses

Our Catering and Hospitality courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of catering and hospitality industry knowledge and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

Officially opened by its patron, Gary Rhodes, in October 2002, our multi-million pound purpose-built Centre for Hospitality and Food Studies provides excellent facilities and training for hospitality students and aims to give them a realistic sense of what it is like to work in the hospitality industry.

These outstanding, state-of-the art training facilities including two busy public restaurants, extensive kitchens, bars and reception areas. Further Education qualifications offered include hospitality, hospitality supervision and leadership, professional cookery and chefs.

If this isn’t for you why not consider undertaking an Apprenticeship, which allows students to earn while they learn as well as gaining first-hand experience in a hospitality or catering environment. For adult learners part-time evening courses are offered in Patisserie and Confectionery and Cake Decorating.

The commercial arm of Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions also offers a range of Professional Food Safety Training Awards for Businesses. Click here to find out more.

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Full-time Courses

Hospitality (Restaurant, Reception and Customer Service) Level 2
Hospitality Management and Supervision Level 3
Professional Chef Level 1/2/3
Professional Cookery Level 1/2/3
Catering and Hospitality Katie RyderWhat Our Students SayQuotation Mark

Katie Ryder

Course: Professional Chef Level 3
Progressed From: East Bergholt High School

"I really enjoy all the practical work and making a variety of dishes. All the teachers are bubbly and enthusiastic about the course which makes it more enjoyable. I wish to work in pastry in the future."

What Our Students SayQuotation Mark

Archie Ellis

Course: Professional Cookery Level 3
Progressed From: Alec Hunter Academy

"Taking part in and winning the 2019 Inter-college Patisserie Competition was a great experience. It really put my cookery and time management skills to the test when the pressure was on."


Chef de Partie Apprenticeship
Commis Chef Apprenticeship
Hospitality Supervisor Apprenticeship
Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship

Evening Courses

City & Guilds 7120-22 General Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma
Professional Cake Decorating