Hospitality & Catering
In Hospitality & Catering learners will develop the skills to work both front of house serving customers, as well as in the kitchen helping to prepare and produce food. Learners will also be responsible for catering to external visitors and guests of the college, ensuring industry standards are always maintained. Learners will gain a wide range of skills, from vegetable preparation, baking, cleaning and till use. They also organise and provide catering for Petty Pool festivals and special events. Learners are offered further opportunities to develop valuable skills needed to work in the hospitality industry through Petty Pool’s own Outdoor Activity Centre, which hosts overnight residential visits for guests. Learners will be given opportunities to develop skills they have learnt by doing the housekeeping, service the chalets and communal areas, laundry, planning and preparing meals for residents and any general maintenance tasks that may need completing to ensure health and safety is maintained.
“My son is gaining lots of experience in his area of study and in other subjects that he is involved in. He enjoys college and seems genuinely happy at Petty Pool.”
As part of the study programme, all learners undertake work placements. This year, catering students are working at The Bluecap, Cranage Hotel and Arabica, a local café and catering business.