Catering & Hospitality

The Faculty

Mr P Mingo-West Chef Manager/Lead Practioner
Mrs G Chu Training Restaurant Chef

The Catering and Hospitality industry is made up of many sectors, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, visitor attractions, events management and contract catering.  At St Katherine’s we offer Level 2 and 3 BTEC courses in hospitality that will give our students a taste of the huge range of job opportunities which exist in this young and dynamic service industry.

Learning takes place in our state of the art professional kitchens and training restaurant – The Leaf at Ham Green.  St Katherine’s is the only school in the nation to have full professional catering facilities including kitchens and a licensed fine-dining restaurant that is open every Thursday during term-time to paying customers.  This gives our students the chance to gain valuable practical experience under the watchful eye of their tutors.

We also offer Chef Apprenticeships through our Post-16 centre in conjunction with our partners, Weston College.  Apprentices will be able to enjoy all the support of a large college, whilst still being part of a Sixth Form community.   We work with a large number of employer partners including restaurants, hotels and even management companies in the Bristol area to provide the best environment for apprentices to do their training.