Food and Drink
About the Department
The Food and Drink department offers a range of courses that allow students to train in cookery, bakery, food and beverage service, hospitality and catering, and patisserie and confectionery. Students train in professional kitchens and gain opportunities to sell their creations at the student shop and work in a contemporary commercial restaurant.
Ready to start a career in hospitality and catering? This course will teach you the basics of working in your own environment and is ideal for beginne...
Learn to use professional kitchen equipment for cake decorating purposes. This course is aimed at anyone who has completed the Introduction to Cake De...
This course will develop your advanced patisserie and confectionery techniques across chocolate, dough, pastries, sponges, hot and cold desserts and d...
World-class kitchens, showcase opportunities in the student shop, and a flourishing commercial restaurant.
Will I get to train with a Michelin star chef?
You will work alongside experienced professional chefs from the region and gain a first-class experience with us.
What are the progression routes from these courses?
Progression routes are available from Entry Level through to Level 3 within the department.
What food and drink courses are available at Leeds City College?
We offer a wide variety of food-focused courses including: Hospitality and Catering, Professional Food and Beverage Service, Professional Bakery, Professional Cookery, Professional Patisserie & Confectionery, and Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership.
Does the college offer any financial support for students?
Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.
Which campus are you based at?
As part of the School of Travel, Food & Drink, we are based at Printworks Campus.
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This programme will allow students to train in the kitchen to become commis chefs. A commis chef learns how to carry out the basic functions in every ...
This programme will focus on making bread products in an industrial, in-store or craft bakery environment.