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Welcome to the Hospitality & Catering Department

Vocational Courses:

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery


Commis Chef

Chef De Partie

Production Chef

Hospitality Team Member

Hospitality Supervisor

Hospitality Manager

Our Results 

In 2020 we achieved a 100% pass rate across our Vocational programmes.

Our News Stories

Ex-student Kurtus Auty returns to Selby College following stint on Master Chef The Professionals to discuss his successful career as a chef

Runner up of the South African Young Chef of the Year competition and Selby College student reveals how he found his passion for cooking

Selby College student places second in global South African Young Chef of the Year competition

Former Selby College student features on BBC series MasterChef: The Professionals

Hospitality & Catering Bake-Off Stars raise over £500 for Breast Cancer Charity

Sous vide cookery demo for Hospitality & Catering department

First Year of Food & Drink Apprenticeship Programme a Great Success

Hospitality & Catering demo at Howden Show

Chef Stephanie Moon presents former student Kurtus with City & Guilds Medal

Young Entrepreneurs win internships with Nestlé

Aspiring Chef Gets Golden Ticket to the Semi-Final

Hospitality & Catering students raise £500 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Selby College host Springboard's Future Chef Local Finals

What kind of environment will I learn in?

Equipped with fully-functioning kitchens, restaurant and bar, you will learn and work within the College’s award winning Hospitality and Catering department. Students gain hands-on experience by preparing and serving a range of delicious dishes on the restaurant’s menu.

The College’s Chef School inspires young Trainee Chefs to start their journey of discovery, looking for exciting new ingredients and recipes and working across a variety of hospitality roles.

Our Student Successes

Kurtus Auty

Former School: Brayton High School

Studied: Hospitality and Catering

Following his studies at Selby College, Hospitality and Catering student Kurtus Auty landed his first job at Gordon Ramsay’s Mayfair restaurant Maze as Demi Chef de Partie, before heading to the Michelin star restaurant Pétrus in Knightsbridge. Kurtus also worked for the chef in Bordeaux, France at Le Pressoir d’Argent.

Three years after leaving Selby College, Kurtus, 21, has most recently been working at London restaurant Pucci in Mayfair as Head Chef. Kurtus also appeared in the 2019 series of BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals.

Other students have progressed to:

  • Ex Catering student Holly Lee is now also working at York based restaurant, Roots, which is owned and run by Michelin Star Chef Tommy Banks.
  • Archie Moore has gone on to become a Chef at the 5* Grand Cedar Court Hotel in York.
  • Ex-student Helen Lindley has now moved on to the University of Sheffield to study Pastry and Confectionary.
  • Some students have progressed on to an Apprenticeship, employment, management or further or higher education.

Trips and Visits

Previous Hospitality and Catering students have had the opportunity to go on some tasty trips and visits to:

  • House of Townend beverage supplier Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Lincoln and York Coffee Manufacturer
  • Star at Sancton, York
  • Star Inn the City, York
  • Saltmarch Hall, York
  • The Grand Cedar Court Hotel, York

Find out more about the department on this presentation by the team from our recent Virtual Open Event.