Our Hospitality departments were awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by Estyn, her Majesty’s inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. Estyn inspectors praised the “innovative opportunities for learners to participate in a range of international skills and employability projects” along with the opportunities for “learners to gain highly valuable work-related experience in a professional environment.”
The Hospitality & Catering programme area is the only one in Wales to offer full and part-time courses from Level 1 to Bachelor Honours Degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, as well as Apprenticeships, NVQs and customised employee training. Our expertise allows you to have the opportunity to be selected to participate in the Welsh Culinary Championships, where over the years, our learners have achieved significant successes. You will also participate in a wide range
of national competitions, which include Torque Dôr, Seafish and Worldskills. Work placements provide the opportunity for you to develop employability skills by undertaking work placements across Europe, which are fully-funded by Erasmus+.
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Hospitality departments are proud of their glittering alumni. In recent years, ex-student chefs have excelled within their burgeoning careers: one is currently working alongside culinary pioneer Heston Blumenthal, several are head chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants, and quite a few have starred on the hit TV series ‘The Great British Menu’.
One of the latter, celebrity cook and chef to the Queen, Bryn Williams, learnt his trade at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus. Bryn, who is originally from Denbigh, is now head chef and sole proprietor of Odette's Restaurant in London. In June 2015 he opened his new bistro, Bryn@Porth Eirias, on the sea shore in Colwyn Bay…just a stone’s throw from the college campus where he trained!
We offer full-time courses in the following areas:
- Hospitality & Catering
- Professional Cookery and Food & Beverage Service
- Professional Cookery (Kitchen & Larder)