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Catering and Hospitality

If you have a passion for food and drink and aspire to work in a creative and fast paced industry, where your love of culinary arts can be supported, then you are in the right place!

Due to Covid-19 and Brexit, this sector is seeing a huge demand for workers: "In January 2021 food preparation and hospitality trade occupations were appearing in 17,949 unique job postings but by June 2021 this figure had reached 29,299 and is projected to continue to grow." According to the Skills Gap Trend Report 2021. With job growth expected, there has never been a better time to join the industry.

The View Training Restaurant is Richmond upon Thames College's brand new commercial restaurant, with amazing panoramic views across London. Here, our talented trainee chefs and waiting staff serve fine dining lunches and dinners to a variety of local charities, businesses and people from Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and other surrounding areas.

Our students also have the opportunity to work in the college's canteen and coffee shop, creating and serving lunch every day to our staff and students, giving you the opportunity to experience different aspects of the hospitality industry.

Advantages of studying in the school of Catering and Hospitality at RuTC:

  • 100% pass rate for all Catering and Hospitality courses in 2020
  • High class industry standard facilities within the training restaurant
  • Experienced teachers from the industry with a wealth of skill and knowledge
  • Apprenticeship options available
  • Established links to employers including some of the top restaurants and hotels in London


Our Catering and Hospitality students receive an abundance of work experience during their time with us. As well as their work in the restaurant, students receive opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships at some of the top restaurants in London. Some of our Catering and Hospitality students progress to university, most progress to an apprenticeship or go straight into the workplace.

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Simply head to the course page of the subject that you want to study and click the apply button. If you have any questions about applying or your application, please contact our Admissions department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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