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Are you 16 or over? Enrol now on a Professional Cookery course at a top college!

Take a leap into the catering industry in London, one of the greatest restaurant cities in the world. Merits Training Restaurant is RuTC's thriving restaurant where our talented trainee chefs serve international rugby supporters, local charities, businesses and people from Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Surbiton, Teddington, Barnes, Hounslow and other surrounding areas. Our students also get work experience and Apprenticeships at some of the best local restaurants. 

If you are over 19, please note that as of September 2016, there will be no more adult funding for Level 2 and 3 NVQ cookery courses.

16-18 year olds: Apply now to start in September. See the Courses menu on this page.

Adults (19 and over): Apply now to join one of our catering courses for. See the Courses menu on this page. 

Time to turn up the heat. Study Catering and Hospitality at RuTC.


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NVQ Professional Cookery

NVQ level 1 professional cookery student loves the environment in Richmond upon Thames Colleges training kitchen at the campus near Chiswick

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“I came to the college after seeing the facilities online and loved the fact that the college had its own restaurant to train in. My knife skills have really improved, as has my knowledge of ingredients and how to present food to a professional standard. The college environment really suits me compared to school and I’m learning something new and interesting in every lesson.”

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