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Why study Catering?

Cookery and Customer Service! Essential life skills, a perfect pleasure, a way to relax, a way to make friends, or a way to get a job? Whatever you think, you will never regret learning to cook and deal with customers. A student with these skills can seek employment all over the country and in a wide variety of roles.    But if hospitality isn’t your final career goal, the same skills will help you, and your future family, live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives!

What does the course cover?

The course is modular & flexible. All aspects of a career in hospitality are covered from kitchen safety to customer service.

You'll cover topics like:

  • food safety
  • effective teamwork
  • preparation, cooking and finishing cakes, vegetables and pasta.
  • health, safety and security in a working environment.


What does the course expect of you? 

The course is practically based with evidence gathered continually over the 24 months. Evidence may be collected through photos, video, recorded interviews or written. To take part in all aspects, they must be willing to work both in Blount Hall and outside Mary Hare, to gain real life work experience. We have formed links with some fantastic local businesses, to give students a variety of work environments. Work uniforms are provided by the employers or Mary Hare, and must be worn. Students are expected to turn up on time, and if they are unable to attend a lesson, or work placement, they must be polite and inform the teacher at least 24 hours before the lesson.

Where can it take you?

A Certificate in Catering Principles can help you find work in a variety of roles including:

  • Catering Manager
  • Chef
  • Fastfood Service Assistant
  • Food Processing Operative.
  • Hotel Reception
  • Front of House

Inside school.

There are also opportunities to cater for school events.

Last school year, students ran the BBQ for the prefect’s rounders match, and cooked gourmet three course meals in their own pop-up restaurant, Le Jardin. The other sixth formers sampled beautifully cooked steak, exceptional salads and delightful desserts.