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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Dreams come true for Nottingham College theatre students


For an actor, and especially an actor in training, there is no better, or more prestigious, stage than that of the National Theatre in London.

A celebration of creativity


From giant cars made from scrap metal, extravagant costume design, moving furniture, and jewellery made from nature; these were just some of the creative pieces displayed as part of the students' End of Year Art and Design Show.

Students gain inspiration from industry


Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘


Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk


St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights


Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College


New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.

Top chef Alex Bond inspires students with contemporary cuisine


Michelin-trained chef Alex Bond took time out of his busy schedule last week to work alongside trainee chefs to cook a five-course meal for the public.

Join us for our Aspire summer showcase!


Our University Centre is holding a special summer showcase at ncn City on 7th June, 4-7.30pm. ‘Aspire’ is an end of year celebration for current HE students, and for those interested in a degree-level course, it’s a great chance to see what ncn has...

ncn alumnus lands lead role in Playhouse production


Talented actor and former ncn student, Andre Squire, got the chance to perform back in his hometown after landing a lead role in the stage production of The Grapes of Wrath.

Students feel the heat from the kitchen


Our students have shown they have what it takes after impressing Nottingham diners during their Marco Pierre White restaurant takeover.

I declare Creative 122 officially open!


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham on 10th May at a special launch event held at our City campus.

Awards success for talented Nottingham students


Creative students from both ncn and Central College were honoured at the 2017 Young Creative Awards on Wednesday 10 May. 

Creative 122 set to open by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students will open to the public on Wednesday 10th May at an official launch event at ncn City (Adams Building).