The College of West Anglia

Have you thought about a career in hospitality? It's the kind of environment that suits lively people who can think on their feet.

Our courses offer you a chance to develop skills in many areas including customer service, food and beverage service, team working, food preparation, cooking, food safety and hygiene. Our students are often involved in competitions, such as the Rotary Young Chef competitions.

Novus Restaurant, our training restaurant, allows you to gain real-life work experience as members of the public visit for lunch and dinner.

Success Story

Richard Bargewell

Hospitality and Catering - Level 3

Richard Bargewell

Richard attended King’s Lynn Academy before joining CWA and successfully completing a catering and hospitality course. After working in leading hotels and restaurants in London and France he returned to Norfolk and currenty works as the head chef at Briarfields Hotel, Titchwell.

“I have fond memories from my time at CWA, I liked the practical side where we were cooking in the kitchen or waiting in the restaurant. It covered all aspects of cooking from stocks to sauces, vegetables and garnish to pastry. Studying at CWA gave me a solid base to go into the industry and exercise the skills and knowledge that I learned. In my last year we had to do a six week work placement, I chose a hotel in London. I was offered a job at the end of my course at college which I took and never looked back.”