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Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality and catering is a truly international industry providing countless employment opportunities at home and abroad.  If you are in your element delivering a professional service or if you thrive in a busy kitchen being taught by trained chefs in the college’s fantastic kitchens, then Peterborough College is an excellent starting point for your career.

By studying a hospitality and catering course with us, you will gain experience of working with real customers in a real restaurant environment, in our award winning Parcs Restaurant. This will enable you to gain the business skills necessary to progress into this industry. Our students learn these skills to go on to work in top hotels, restaurants, cruise liners, tourist attractions and events around the world.

Students will also get the opportunity to be involved in many other events throughout the course including the University Centre Peterborough Graduation Ceremony, Peterborough College’s annual Excellence in Skills Awards Ceremony, themed nights in Parcs Restaurant and working at community events.

Take a Tour

Take a virtual stroll down the corridors of our Hospitality and Catering area. We have five industry standard kitchens you can view, including a pastry kitchen and a meat and fish kitchen where students learn skills such as filleting and butchering.

You can also view our award winning Parcs Restaurant which is open to the public. The restaurant provides students with valuable work experience, enabling them to develop their cooking and restaurant service skills.


You can find out more about our Hospitality and Catering courses and apply online using the links below. If you would like to talk to one of our advisors please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Call: 0345 872 8722
Online chat: Available bottom right of every page on our website

The John Banner Scholarship Fund
The John Banner Scholarship Fund has supported some of our students financially to assist them with their work experience.

The John Banner Scholarship Fund is a registered charity that strives for the:
“Provision of Scholarship Grants, Financial Support and Prizes for College and University Students, within the Midlands, intent on a Career in the Hospitality Industry”.



Some of the career opportunities listed below may require further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Concierge
  • Bar Manager
  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Event Management
  • Conference Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Leisure Assistant
  • Maitre d’Hotel
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Cake Decorator
  • Chocolatier
  • Baker
  • Restaurant Critic
  • Catering Manager
  • Catering Supervisor

Our Parcs Restaurant is proud to be awarded Gold accreditation from the Hospitality Guild and the prestigious  AA College Rosette (upgraded to Highly Commended in February 2017). Both awards have been given for quality and consistent standards of hospitality, service and cuisine. 

AA College Rosette Highly Commended People 1st - Gold Accreditation


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