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Welcome to Catering and Hospitality

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We hope you are having a great summer break and are looking forward to coming to college.

Below you will find important information and frequently asked questions which you need to read carefully to ensure you are fully prepared to join us in September.

If you have any urgent queries or concerns before commencing college, please do not hesitate to contact the Course Co-ordinator by email below:

Level 1 and 2 — Lauren.​lowe@​stamford.​ac.​uk

Level 3 — John.​lowe@​stamford.​ac.​ukWill

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Lauren and John

The information and activities in these welcome packs is mainly addressed to new students, but returning students are welcome to look through the pages and read through the information below for any questions you may have.

Induction

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak will be delivering the majority of induction online to maximise your safety. However there will be an opportunity to meet your tutors and classmates with social distancing in place to help you settle in to College life. The dates below detail when you will be required to attend College:

Course
Level
Date
Time
Location

Catering and Hospitality

Level 1

Wed 2 Sept and Thu 3rd Sept

9.00am

The Gallery Kitchen

Catering and Hospitality

Level 2

Wed 2 Sept and Thu 3rd Sept

9.00am

The Gallery Kitchen

Professional Cookery / Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

Level 3

Thu 3 Sept

9.00am

The Gallery Kitchen

Timetables

Timetables will be issued on completion of your Induction (please note this may change and will be confirmed closer to the time).

As part of your timetable, you will be required to attend a late night for Fine Dining service twelve nights over the academic year (around once a month). This is compulsory at Levels 2 and 3, and although this is an optional part of the qualification at Level 1, we highly recommend you attend to gain valuable work experience to support your progression in the Catering and Hospitality industry.

The dates for these evenings will be confirmed during first your few weeks at College.

Important Information

Will I be required to wear a uniform?

For your induction you will be required to wear smart/​casual clothes, however you will be required to wear your uniform at all times (unless otherwise directed) once your timetable commences.

Please ensure that you have placed your order for your uniform before the start of term so that they have arrived before you start college.

Returning students are able to order single items if required to replace or add to your existing kit.

Your uniform can be ordered online using the link below:

Will I require any kit or equipment?

Yes, you will need to purchase a set of knives and essential kitchen equipment which is itemised in a compulsory package on our kits’ page. This can all be order online via the links below.

Please ensure that you have placed your order for your uniform before the start of term so that they have arrived before you start college.

Returning students are able to order single items if required to replace or add to your existing kit.

Your kit can be ordered online using the link below:

Can I have a locker to store by uniform and kit?

Yes of course. Please fill in the Catering Locker Request Form’ below and bring this to your Induction with a £5 deposit to secure your locker.

Will there be any educational visits?

Yes, you will be required to participate in visits and enrichment linked to your course. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic a number of businesses do not have up to date information for student visits, but we have detailed some of the trips and enrichment activities we hope to go on below.

Every student will be offered a place on trips which can be secured by paying the trip fees in advance. These payments can be made online using the payment portal that will be set up in September after Induction.

Provisional details of some visits and speakers for 2020/​2021 include:

  • BBC Good Food Show 
  • R&P Butchers demonstration 
  • Royal Navy Ready Steady Cook 
  • RAF Wittering visit 
  • Hambleton Bakery at Exton 
  • Farm to fork experience

Will I be required to complete work experience?

Yes, you are required to complete work experience in the College’s Gallery Kitchen, this will be during your normal timetabled days. We also encourage you to seek voluntary work experience on your non-college days in industry if possible or seek weekend work in the industry to support your career development.

 

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