Are you a food lover wanting to cook the food you see on TV or served at your favourite restaurants? Maybe you want to work at large events or in the hospitality sector?

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A career in Catering and Hospitality is hard work, but the rewards are amazing. Not only is it a people-oriented industry, but you get the opportunities to be creative, whether that’s with food, drink or an exciting experience.

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The skills you’ll learn within this fast-paced sector can apply to working anywhere in the world, meaning opportunities to experience new countries and cultures could be open to you.

Studying Catering and Hospitality at Bradford College is the perfect place to start your journey. Our commercial restaurant, The Grove, will be your classroom and you can get a taste of the future working in and serving from state-of-the-art kitchens. You’ll gain valuable experience serving paying customers with your classmates at College events, lunchtimes and Thursday evenings at The Grove.

The Grove is an AA Rosette-winning college restaurant and Centre of Excellence in Patisserie and Confectionery.

What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies.

To find a course you’re interested in, click the links below. Alternatively, if you already know what you want to study you can apply online.

To find a specific course you’re interested in, view the links below.

Bakery Cookery Front of House

Alternatively, if you already know what you want to study you can apply online.


 Earning potential per year 
Waiting Staff£12,000 - £27,000
Section Chef£18,000 - £25,000
Head Chef£30,000 - £50,000

Higher Education

Our Catering and Hospitality courses will equip you with the professional skills and qualifications to start your career in the industry or study further in your chosen discipline. 

Meet our lecturers

Take a look at our Catering & Hospitality and Travel & Tourism courses, meet our lecturers and learn about the placements we offer.