Professional Cookery and Hospitality

Turn your passion into a career

Find your future in Hospitality and Professional Cookery

The hospitality sector employs around 3.2 million in the UK with jobs ranging from Kitchen Porter to Executive Chef and from Barista to Restaurant manager. A career in hospitality gives you the option to work worldwide and in several different environments. If you have a passion for cooking or customer service, then our qualifications in hospitality will provide you with the stepping stone to a career in the industry. Our courses run in both Thurso and Dornoch campuses, with lecturing staff who have extensive industry experience that will guide you through a hands-on practical course. The lecturing staff strive to provide all students work experience within local hospitality businesses and we also offer Modern apprenticeships to those already working full-time in the industry.

Why study with us...

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Our strong links with industry benefits hospitality and professional cookery students through guest lecturers, demos from local and celebrity chefs, trips to visit local businesses and the chance to attend industry conferences.

Students will receive hands-on training, learning in our professional kitchens and training restaurants alongside our experienced teaching staff.

Students will get the opportunity to take part in the annual Young Highland Chef of the year event, organised by North Highland College UHI and the Albert Roux Consultancy.

Student Case Study

"The support and teaching of my course was very hands on and student focused. The knowledge and experience I had as an HNC Professional Cookery student made me realise I wanted to progress my career into teaching. I am now continuing my studies to become a Home Economics teacher."
Jess Brightman, HNC Professional Cookery