Food, Drink & Visitor Services

Hospitality and travel jobs in the East Midlands are on the rise and training for your future at Nottingham College 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 our Clarendon campus. 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 Nottingham College 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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Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef


Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards


The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November).

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal


Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!


More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Expert chef goes back to where it first began


Successful Nottingham chef, Craig Floate, will be sharing his years of culinary expertise with some of our aspiring chefs on 9th November, when he is set to take over our Adams Restaurant.

Public consultation opens for new £60m Nottingham College campus development


Nottingham College moves a step closer towards its new £60m landmark City Hub campus development with the launch of its public consultation exercise today.

Nottingham College students make over Broadway performers


Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award


An engineering student from Nottingham College, Matthew Taylor, was crowned “Young Inventor of the Year” at the annual Made in the Midlands business awards on 19 October.

Nottingham College salon joins local businesses for Halloween fun


Families wanting to have “a spooktacular” half term filled with haunting activity can join a special Halloween Trail this week

Uni Fair steers students in the right direction


Students aspiring to further their education attended a mini University Fair at our High Pavement Sixth Form campus this week.

Female Football Open Evening


Nottingham College is holding an open evening on Friday 3 November for young female footballers to find out more about its partnership with Nottingham Forest Ladies FC.

Dance students share the stage with the professionals


Dance students had the opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers on 5th October, at Lakeside Arts, in a show put together by London-based, African contemporary dance company Tavaziva.

High Pavement Society rewards student success


Our high achieving A Level students were honoured this week for their outstanding hard work and academic ability at the High Pavement Society Awards.

Well done to our hard working GCSE students!


More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).