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Catering and Hospitality

Gain the skills you need to thrive in culinary arts and hospitality management.

Catering students working in the kitchen

Begin your Career

Our courses can help you progress into a range of different such as:

  • Corporate Caterer
  • Hotelier
  • Chef
  • Hospitality
  • Events Manager

Throughout your course you will take part in industry placements, to ensure you have the relevant skills and experience to progress into the Catering and Hospitality sector.

Students preparing a fish with their teacher

Get Industry Experience Whilst at College

Get to grips with professional service in our onsite restaurant, Streetside Cafe and Bistro. Our students learn how to serve real customers, hone their barista skills and get an insight into business management.

Picture of our bistro with coffee

Learn in our Professional Training Kitchen

You will learn culinary skills and techniques from chefs in our industry-standard preparation kitchens. Our students learn how to create and prepare menus with a focus on sustainability.

One of catering kitchens

Adult Classes

We offer a variety of short courses, specifically designed for hobbyists or those wanting an insight into the world of cooking.

Why not brush up on your skills and book today!

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our online application system for the department you are choosing.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Canterbury College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

Career prospects

Kitchen and Catering Assistants
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.