The Quantock Restaurant is run by our Hospitality & Catering students who are working towards various levels of qualifications. We provide our students with an excellent foundation of skills and knowledge which can be transferred to any type of hospitality employer.
Our professional hospitality courses offer students a vast range of experiences to prepare them for the industry within our state-of-the-art facilities at the Taunton campus. As an employer, teacher, restaurant guest, supplier, mentor, parent or friend, you have the chance to support the hospitality stars of the future.
Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. Working alongside our employers enables us to provide a realistic working environment within an academic setting. The monthly gourmet evenings are a chance for our students to work with guest chefs from a variety of organisations, many of whom have achieved AA Rosettes for their work. This opportunity, alongside our visits to prestigious organisations such as The Dorchester Hotel, is invaluable to our student experience. Not only does it raise aspirations but it reinforces the learning that takes place within our department.
Our students have the opportunity to take part in regional and national competitions. They are credited with supporting those who enter as we host many throughout the year including local heats of The South West Chef of the Year, of which Michael Caines MBE, is founder and head judge.
All of our students have the opportunity to hone their skills within our realistic working environment in The Quantock Restaurant and showcase their learning during our work placement programme which may include working locally, nationally or internationally. Opportunities to work with a wide range of employers from local business such as Mr Miles Tea Rooms, Augustus and The Castle Hotel and Crowcombe Court to employers further afield from Saunton Sands, Lympstone Manor, Galvin at Windows, Hard Rock Hotel amongst others.
Our students’ success goes from strength to strength and we are lucky enough to still work with previous students in a wide range of organisations, in managerial roles, from the RAF to The Dorchester Collection, from remote rural retreats to working in the big smoke!
Not only do our students have the opportunity to build excellent working relationships with each other and employers, they can also showcase their skills at numerous food shows and events throughout the county. We work closely with our colleagues in Cannington and our students can see the farm to fork process from harvesting the potage in The Walled Gardens to preparing and serving the items in our restaurant.
If you are a student who would like to find out more about completing a taster with us, or a teacher that would like to bring your students to see us or an employer who would like to work with us, then we would love to hear from you. Please email email@example.com.
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