What's it all about?

A career in this industry means you get to be creative and provide people with an amazing experience, whether it’s through food, drink or an event. Job opportunities in the hospitality and professional cookery sector are international so you could even travel the world, see new places, meet new people and experience new cultures at the same time!

Who is it for?

If you have ambitions to be a manager, the hospitality and catering industry can provide lots of opportunities for promotions and a move into management positions. Useful skills to get your career cooking include great customer service, problem solving skills, able to work well as part of a team, attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm.

Catering at Sunderland Colleg

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Hilton Garden Inn, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lumley Castle, Jesmond Dene House.


of our professional cookery and hospitality students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Catering at Sunderland Colleg
Industry standard facilities

State-of-the-art commercial kitchens and restaurant

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for professional cookery and hospitality students including:

  • State-of-the-art kitchens.

  • Commercial restaurant, City Bistro.

  • Industry-standard equipment andfacilities including a bakery, high crown deck oven, Naboo combi-ovens,Mecnosud digital spiral mixers, integrated sous-vide machines, induction hobs and indoor charcoal oven.

Expert & friendly support