What do our students think?
Our hospitality and catering students share their thoughts on their college experience
"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
"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."
Chloe - Hospitality and Catering student
"After studying at The College, my career took off!"
I worked for an agency as a Commis Chef and gained lots of experience. After a year I became a Sous Chef at Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill in Canford Cliffs, and now I am a Sous Chef at The Plantation in Canford Cliffs where the head chef worked for Gordon Ramsay at a 3 Michelin star restaurant.
Studying and learning the basics at The College made me the chef I am today. My next goal is to work at a Michelin star restaurant in London.
Alex Balan Lucian - Former Hospitality and Catering 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."
Helen – Professional Cookery student
Hear from the employers we work with
"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