Professional Chef Diploma – Patisserie & Confectionary
“My time at Westminster Kingsway College has been nothing short of exceptional. Being chosen to represent the UK, as well as Westminster Kingsway College, as the confectioner/pastry cook team member for Team UK at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 and being awarded the Medallion of Excellence was the highlight of my year. I also got two awards from my department, the Emile Lefebvre Pastry Chef of the Year and the Reunion Des Gastronomes Wolsten-Croft Trophy for Outstanding Achievement. The recognition from my chef lecturers meant a lot to me.”
Chef Apprenticeship with the Hilton Chef Academy
“I found Apprenticeships to be perfect for me because of the balance of work and study as I couldn't see myself in a classroom for three years. I believe it also gave me an edge in getting used to a professional kitchen. I was never bored as we moved around and learnt different aspects of the hospitality industry, not just the culinary side. There is no end to the skills that you can and do learn on an Apprenticeship. I owe everything to being an Apprentice at Westminster Kingsway College.”
Advanced Chef Diploma Kitchen and Larder
Originally from Italy, Andrea Pau found the College online when he was looking to develop his chef skills and was impressed with the College’s reputation. “I liked the atmosphere at Westminster Kingsway College and the people were very friendly. I have enjoyed the course and have learnt new techniques in cooking and preparation.” Andrea is working at a five star hotel in London.
Foundation Degree Hospitality Management
“The reputation of Westminster Kingsway College was great and so it was an easy choice to come here. The College is fantastic and the support from lecturers is great. I have loved the College field trips overseas to France and Italy – we have learnt so much and seen some great hospitality locations.”
Wine & Spirit Training at Westminster Kingsway College
Hospitality & Culinary Arts
The Hospitality industry is a fast growing area of employment, offering you the chance to work in a range of exciting environments in London, across the UK and around the world. All of our courses will develop your skills, knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of working in this industry. Our leading courses include the Professional Chef Diploma, BTEC in Hospitality, the International Culinary and Hospitality Diplomas, Hospitality Apprenticeships and part-time courses.
If you are looking for a Higher Education course, we offer Foundation Degrees in Hospitality Management, Tourism Management and Culinary Arts. Click here for our Foundation Degrees and BA Degrees.
With our extensive gastronomic practice and proven excellence, Westminster Kingsway College is committed to innovation and high performance in Hospitality and Culinary Arts. We have enviable links and collaboration with the international hospitality industry, leading chefs associations and principal figures from the world of gastronomy devoted to high quality training and development.
Careers at a glance: Restaurant Manager | Artisan Baker | Sous-Chef | Chocolatier | Front of House Manager | Sommelier | Head Chef | Mixologist | Barista | Waiter/Waitress | Butcher | Hospitality Supervisors | Hotel Manager | Catering Manager | Receptionist | Guest Relations Manager | Executive Housekeeper | Food Manufacturer
“When the School of Hospitality at Westminster Kingsway College was founded one hundred years ago by a committee of academics including eminent chefs Auguste Escoffier and Isidore Salmon, they laid the foundations of the professional training that you see today.”
For those who are looking for professional accreditation we offer Hospitality Industry training such as the Personal Licence Holders course and Management Programmes with the Institute of Hospitality. Click here to see our Hospitality Industry section.
Click on the links below for the full range of Hospitality and Culinary Arts courses: