Rise to the top in award-winning restaurants and professional kitchens
Newcastle College's hospitality facilities hold Gold Centre of Excellence status for Food and Beverage and Patisserie and Confectionery.
As a hospitality student you will learn in one of five professional training kitchens, designed to set you up for a career as a chef, hospitality manager, barista or a front of house role. You will develop your skills in two fully-functioning college restaurants on campus:
This à la carte restaurant is a 'Highly Commended' AA College Rosette facility which is open to the public. Serving the finest regional produce, Hospitality students learn from award-winning chefs and restaurant managers to provide a memorable dining experience for guests.
Hospitality students serve a delicious range of daily breakfasts and lunches in the College's Lifestyle Academy Bistro. Working in front of house and chef roles, you will learn on the job in a busy restaurant environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be studying?
As a hospitality and catering student you will be based in our Lifestyle Academy, which is home to students studying hair & beauty, sport, travel and hospitality. Students practice their skills in commercial facilities such as The Retreat, our hair and beauty salon and the Chefs' Academy, our Highly Commended AA college restaurant.
Is the campus safe?
Newcastle College has a range of security measures in place to ensure that all students and staff remain safe while on campus.
Newcastle College employs a team of security operatives providing 24-hour cover, 365 days a year. Optimum staffing levels are in place to ensure proactive foot patrols are conducted around the college estate, both internally and externally. All of our security staff can be identified by their hi-visibility clothing which is identified with SECURITY on the back which serves to distinguish them from other day-to-day contractors and suppliers who may also may be wearing hi-visibility clothing.
These security provisions run across all Newcastle College and NCG campuses.
CCTV is extensively situated around the college, both externally and internally in some buildings for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety with a dedicated CCTV control room that is staffed continually. The CCTV control room has a dedicated emergency line number in addition to two other phone lines.
In addition to general college staff challenging people without a valid college ID, security staff do this as part of their specific duties and conduct ad-hoc ID checks at the point of entry to buildings. We also have close liaison with our local neighbourhood police officers.
Are there places to eat and socialise on Campus?
Students at Newcastle College have access to a number of in-house catering outlets across the sites. All of our catering facilities have a five-star Food Hygiene Rating and all of our outlets have been awarded the Heart of Newcastle Award for outstanding hygiene and healthy eating options. All catering outlets are available to learners in receipt of free college meals.
Restaurants are available within Parsons and Trevelyan on our Rye Hill Campus which serve a wide range of affordable hot and cold food including jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches and pastries, along with a number of snacks.
Based on the ground floor of the Lifestyle Academy, our bistro is run by staff and students of the Lifestyle Academy. It offers a wide range of freshly made hot and cold dishes, sandwiches and snacks. A selection of hot and cold drinks are also available.
The Chefs’ Academy
This is our gourmet á la carte restaurant on the third floor of the Lifestyle Academy and offers panoramic views across the city. Ideal if you want to give yourself or your family a treat, it offers two and three-course meals cooked and served to the highest quality with competitive set menu prices.
Do you have study areas for students?
You will have access to many learning spaces where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing.
Newcastle College has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England and here you will have access to over 40,000 books, plus hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.