Student Testimonials and Successes

Hospitality and catering students

What do our students think?

Our hospitality and catering students share their thoughts on their college experience

Meet Tony Beales, Former Professional Cookery student

Tony Beales plating up"My course was vital in setting up my business"

I started at the college back in 1988 when I completed a two year diploma in professional catering. Since then I have been on a big adventure - my experiences and qualifications have given me the opportunity to work in some amazing places all over the world!

Tony Beales - Former Professional Cookery student

Read Tony's full interview here

Chloe, Hospitality and Catering student
Chloe Watkins - Hospitality and Catering student"Studying at The Bournemouth & Poole College has been the best decision of my life. I love working in the restaurant, and my work placement has offered me a job when I finish my studies. It's given me so many opportunites I wouldnt have had anywhere else. I couldnt have asked for anything better to set up my career in hospitality and catering. I cant wait to continue learning and progress my career at the same time"
Chloe - Hospitality and Catering student
Helen – Professional Cookery student
Helen Gaut Professiona Cookery Student"It's given me the confidence to progress my cooking skills, and to learn more about techniques, food, presentation and best practices in a kitchen environment. The tutors have been extremely supportive throughout, they are very knowledgeable and patient."

Helen – Professional Cookery student

Read Helen's full story here



 Employer testimonials

Richard Alsopp - Executive Chef, Hallmark Hotels, Bournemouth
Richard Alsopp - Executive Chef, Menzies Hotels"I’ve known about The College for many years. It has always had a very, very good name within the industry. Having it on our doorstep is a privilege. We should all take advantage of their knowledge, expertise and contacts."
Richard Alsopp - Executive Chef, Hallmark Hotels, Bournemouth