Getting Ready for your Catering Course


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our department in both June, for Summer College, and in September when your course starts.

This page has been made so that you start to discover some of the exciting topics, activities, and work you’ll be doing on your course as you work towards your career or university.

Be sure to check out our new Emerging Technologies Centre and Institute for Enhanced Curriculum – two new facilities that will really help you to get ahead in your plans.

If you have any questions about your course, please get in touch: admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk. Why not follow us on social media to find out what else is happening around the College? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Meet your teachers

Gwen Grace

Programme Manager

Industry Experience: Over 20 years in hospitality and catering
Subject Specialism: Front of house
Best thing about working at Farnborough: The students, facilities and our fantastic team of lecturers

Andreas Hein

Hospitality Lecturer

Industry Experience: Working in 5* hotels around the world
Subject Specialism: Patisserie, confectionery and bakery
Best Experience: Working on a cocoa plantation in Jamaica

Andy Smith

Hospitality Lecturer

Industry Experience: Over 20 years as an Army Chef
Best thing about working at Farnborough: Seeing students starting their careers
Best Experience: Cooking for the Prince of Wales

Summer bridging projects

These projects have been designed to bring you up to speed for your course and for us to see where you skills are. Please read through them carefully, and enjoy taking part!

Catering Project

Your project is an online training package, which includes six modules and tests. Please visit http://allergytraining.food.gov.uk to complete this.

Virtual campus tour

Join Tilly for a walk around our Farnborough campus.

Blog activity

Get ahead with your course and try new skills between now and September.

The Challenge

Create either a blog, powerpoint/prezzi presentation, or video based on one of the topics you’ll be learning on your course. Click through to the ‘Studies Include’ section of your chosen course to see a list of options. Bring that topic to life by creating some content to introduce it!

For example, Level 1 Food and Beverage cover Employability in the Catering Sector. You could make a blog, presentation, or video about the different settings that chefs work in and the processes involved, from luxury dining on cruise ships to mass catering for large events.

Send your completed work to discover@farn-ct.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing your work!

Catering Quiz

Student Support

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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