Study hos­pi­tal­ity and cater­ing at Sal­ford Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion


Manchester Evening News - - WILDLIFE -

ON OC­TO­BER 17, Sal­ford Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion will launch its new Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Hospi­taly and Cater­ing, at the Walk­den cam­pus.

If you are in­ter­ested in hav­ing a ca­reer in the fast-paced and in­no­va­tive hos­pi­tal­ity and cater­ing in­dus­try, Sal­ford Col­lege of­fers unique op­por­tu­ni­ties and has the fa­cil­i­ties you’ll need to cook-up your per­fect ca­reer.

Strong in­dus­try links means the depart­ment can ac­com­mo­date ex­cep­tional work ex­pe­ri­ence op­por­tu­ni­ties and vis­its to a range of world-class cater­ing es­tab­lish­ments, restau­rants and ho­tels. These in­clude links with celebrity chef and restau­rant owner James Martin, Manchester City’s award-win­ning F3 Restau­rant at the Eti­had, and the two Miche­lin­starred restau­rant The Hand and Flow­ers.

As well as the pro­fes­sion­als the col­lege col­lab­o­rates with, staff within the depart­ment have a wealth of knowl­edge to share with stu­dents. The team have over 100 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in ho­tel, fine din­ing and in­dus­trial cater­ing. Be­tween them they have held pres­ti­gious roles at var­i­ous fourstar Mar­riot Ho­tels and Sher­a­ton Ho­tels in the UK, Ber­lin, Mi­lan and Zurich, and have even cov­ered cater­ing for Royal vis­its.

Head of Depart­ment Martin Cough­lan is also the man­ag­ing direc­tor of his own lo­cal cater­ing busi­ness.

After com­plet­ing their stud­ies at Sal­ford Col­lege, em­ploy­ment and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion path­ways are un­re­stricted. Stu­dents have gone on to work in Miche­lin-starred restau­rants, work­ing with celebrity em­ploy­ers, and to train fur­ther.

Fin­lay Wheeler, for­mer Canon Slade pupil, fin­ished his stud­ies at Walk­den in 2014, he has since gone on to work in L’En­clume, Si­mon Rogan’s two Miche­lin-starred restau­rant, The Mid­land Ho­tel and James Martin’s 235.

The col­lege also boasts out­stand­ing in­dus­try stan­dard equip­ment and kitchens. Walk­den Cen­tre is home to The Glass House, a pro­fes­sional and spe­cial­ist train­ing restau­rant, ex­clu­sively used by the depart­ment, and open to the pub­lic. Here stu­dents host func­tions, af­ter­noon teas and serve set menus and a la carte op­tions.

Fur­ther to this, stu­dents are of­fered more than just a chance to gain a qual­i­fi­ca­tion, they are in­vited to com­pete in national and regional skills com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing the GMCG Skills Com­pe­ti­tion and the Hos­pi­tal­ity Skills Show.

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