Chefs, bakers and front-of-house staff perfecting the basics, getting creative with new ideas and creating amazing customer experiences are just some of the reasons we love this industry so much.
There are opportunities to work in pubs, restaurants, hotels, as independent street food vendors and to travel the world.
You’ll learn classic techniques, be given the confidence to find your own style and develop an incredible understanding of the industry from staff, former students and employer partners through masterclasses, placements and more.
Our students are also a crucial part of our AA Rosette Highly Commended and People 1st Gold rated restaurant, The Silver Plate, serving exquisite food and providing top-class service to the public.
Daniel Ashmore, Head Chef at Gleneagles, Edinburgh, and former Catering and Hospitality student
There’s a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!
At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us.
Our qualifications include:
Our Employer Skills Academies are a unique opportunity for ambitious students to engage with local employers and apply their academic knowledge to real-life business scenarios.
The MSK Professional Cookery Academy allows students to engage directly with a leading supplier for the country's catering & hospitality industry, all whilst benefitting from their industry expertise. By joining the Academy, you'll be able to make the most of:
The shining star of our catering and hospitality offer is our onsite restaurant, The Silver Plate. Serving lunch and dinner to the public throughout term-time, The Silver Plate is the ideal setting to hone your professional skills. Combine this with our three other pro-kitchens, a specialist baking and patisserie kitchen and hot-food outlet and you've got the perfect environment to go further, no matter whether your aspirations are in cooking, baking, or serving.
Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:
As you would expect, our catering and hospitality study programmes are full of practical learning elements based in our industry-standard kitchens and restaurant. However, it is also important that you further develop your skills by learning from industry professionals. That's why all of our catering and hospitality courses include opportunities to visit professional kitchens, engage in work experience and undertake masterclasses.
We create opportunities for you to:
By 2028, there will be over 39,400 jobs in the catering and hospitality sector in South Yorkshire providing opportunities for employment as a:
After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.
Need a hand figuring out your career plan?
Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.
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