Food, Drink & Visitor Services

Hospitality and travel jobs in the East Midlands are on the rise and training for your future at ncn will set you up for a great career.

We have strong links with the region’s top employers in the sector so you’ll have plenty of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.

We work with: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Hart’s, Tom Browns, Woodborough Hall, Jamie Oliver's, Perkins Restaurant and Bar, MemSaab, Yo! Sushi, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza, Jury’s Inn, Servisair, Nottingham Tourist Information Centre, Thomas Cook, Thomson Holidays and the Galleries of Justice. 

If your passion lies in food, you can train in our award-winning gourmet restaurant in our Adams Building and in our U Choose Café at ncn Clarendon. Our realistic working environments have been commended by Ofsted who recently graded the College as 'Good'. Legendary chef Marco-Pierre White is a big supporter of the college and drops in to meet students at least once a year and you’ll also take part in visits and national competitions. To see our AA Rosette winning restaurant that you'll be training in, visit the Adams Restaurant page.

If it’s travel and tourism you’re interested in, you’ll be pleased to know we have great links with regional airports and that you’ll visit attractions, hotels and restaurants during the courses.

Click on the Browse Courses icon or the tabs at the top of this page for a full list of courses.

Read some of the latest news stories from the ncn Food, Drink and Visitor Services academy;

​Lucy gets a taste of the industry at Crowne Plaza
ncn students win £2,000 of catering equipment
Marco Pierre White chats to ncn students
ncn's first Food Festival goes down a treat
Work experience pays off as students get job offers from top chefs
Joshua is jetting off to Miami
Landing dream job is the cherry on top for Cameron

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Budding film makers hit the big screen


Young movie makers got the chance to watch a premiere screening of their own short film at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema as part of the BFI Film Academy. 

Get a three-course meal at top Nottingham restaurant for just £25


Don’t miss the chance to be wined and dined by our Hospitality Management students on 26th April when they take charge at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Award-winning architects have been appointed to design a campus of the future


Award-winning architects have been appointed to take forward our plan for a ‘hub for skills’.

Talented rappers perform for Prince Harry


Budding rappers, Akil Beale, 17, and Omari Levy-Sterret, 18, got the chance to meet and perform in front of Prince Harry during his recent visit to Nottingham.

SafeGuard donates bullet proof vest to assist students with their training


Our Public Services students are benefiting from new protective armour to use as part of their course, thanks to a generous donation from SafeGuard Armour.

Talking business over tea


For Liam Richmond, manager and owner of Rudyards tea house, an apprentice has been the perfect solution to helping his fledgling business thrive.

Growing business reaps the rewards of an apprentice


Artificial Lawn Fitters UK Ltd employs 17-year-old Emily Johnson as Apprentice Sales Administrator and is looking to take on a further three apprentices.

We're supporting National Apprenticeship Week!


We currently work with more than 600 employers to deliver Apprenticeship programmes to over 1000 apprentices across 40 different sectors. Here's what one of our hospitality employers and his apprentice has to say...

Careers event gets students thinking about their futures


Students and school pupils have been inspired for their futures following the success of our Your Future careers and employability event.

Ruddington Arms chef patron passes on his culinary expertise to students


Mark Anderson of the Michelin Guide listed Ruddington Arms and three of his chefs joined ncn catering students to cook a gourmet five-course meal for the public.

The future’s looking bright for our students


To prepare students for life after college, we’re gearing up for Your Future, a careers event which will see more than 300 student workshops taking place throughout the week (20th-24th February), a host of inspiring guest speakers and the chance for stude

Creative collaboration is put under the spotlight


Music and media students came together this week for the College’s Music Expo.

Trainee chefs share their wisdom


Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Working with Fujitsu to create digital champions


People in north Nottingham are being invited to become digital champions thanks to a new partnership between ncn and Fujitsu.