Student Testimonials and Successes

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Hospitality and catering students

What do our students think?

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

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 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."
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

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."

Helen – Professional Cookery student

Read Helen's full story here



Employer testimonials

Richard Alsopp - Executive Chef, Menzies HotelsHear 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