COURSES

At WestKing, we are the UK’s leading school of hospitality & culinary arts. With a plethora of food-related TV shows and innovative new food products being bought to the table almost daily, there’s never been a better time to train in a forward-thinking world-renowned institute such as the school of hospitality and culinary arts here at Westminster Kingsway College.

With our extensive gastronomic practice and proven excellence, the college is committed to innovation and high performance in hospitality and culinary arts. We have enviable links and collaborations with the international hospitality industry, leading chefs’ associations and principal figures from the world of gastronomy. We are devoted to high-quality training and development.

Our award-winning team will help you shape your programme of learning so you can realise your career ambitions in a range of specialist subjects and deliver them to the highest standards. If you are passionate, committed and prepared to work long hours, this buzzing sector will give you the chance to work in a range of dynamic environments in London, across the UK and around the world. 

Careers at a glance: 

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Artisan Baker
  • Sous-Chef
  • Chocolatier
  • Front of House Manager
  • Sommelier
  • Head Chef
  • Mixologist
  • Barista
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Butcher
  • Hospitality Supervisors
  • Hotel Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Food Manufacturer
COURSES
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    Grand Escoffier Diploma
    Our Grand Escoffier Diploma course has been carefully designed to provide you with some of the most sought-after and contemporary skills for industry.
    Start Dates: 21 September 2020 Duration: 19 Weeks Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    FdA Hospitality Management - Day Release

    Our Hospitality Management Foundation Degree offers a great opportunity for those who aspire to work within this dynamic and international sector. This two-year programme is for anyone wanting to develop their hospitality skills within the context of adapting to meet the ever-changing demands of both employers and self-employment.

    Start Date: 13 September 2021 Duration: 2 Years - This course is taught over 1 day per week Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    Patisserie and Confectionery - Level 1 Certificate

    This course has been designed to develop your basic specialist skills and knowledge in pastry, bakery and confectionery work, enabling you to progress into a career in the hospitality and catering industry.

    Start Dates: 11 January 2021, 20 September 2021 Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    Patisserie and Confectionery - Level 2 Certificate

    This course has been designed for those employed in a professional kitchen environment, who wish to develop their skills as a pastry chef.

    Start Date: 18 February 2021 Duration: 18 Weeks - This course runs on Tuesdays for 5.5 hours per week Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    Patisserie and Confectionery - Level 3 Certificate

    This advanced practical course has been designed to develop your skills as a pastry chef, for those already working in a professional pastry kitchen environment.

    Start Date: 13 January 2021 Duration: 1 Year - This course is taught on Wednesday or Thursday for 5 hours per week Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    Personal License Holders - BIIAB National Course

    This one day course is for anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirement in England and Wales) and is required to have a suitable qualification. This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to work in licensed premises where alcohol is sold.

    Start Dates: 11 February 2021, 25 March 2021, 24 June 2021, 1 August 2021 Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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    Professional Cookery - Level 1 Diploma

    This course provides you with an introduction to professional cookery, to enable you to develop your skills and progress onto further study.

    Start Date: 29 January 2021 Duration: 12 Weeks Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
  • Business person one
    Professional Cookery - Level 2 Diploma

    This course builds upon your current chef skills and knowledge to develop your professional cooking skills.

    Start Dates: 11 January 2021, 6 September 2021 Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
  • Business person one
    Professional Cookery - Level 3 Diploma

    This course has been designed for chefs working in this industry, who wish to develop and expand their skills and knowledge to an advanced level.

    Start Date: 5 October 2021 Duration: 26 Weeks Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)
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Veniceaddict7
Veniceaddict7
22/10/2020
Delightful meal Visted for lunch today in Escoffier Room (held in Brasserie section on this occasion). Welcomed warmly by reception and students as usual. The Escoffier menu was outstanding. There was not a course you could fault. The compte brulee was my favourite - will try and duplicate this at home! Food was beautifully presented and superb. The students were effecient,friendly and helpful. Better than my birthday meal at a Michelen starred restaurant. Sadly not many customers due to covid however very safe set up so would encourage others to go. Amazing value for money.
Edwardscot
Edwardscot
21/10/2020
The Vincent Rooms I had a very pleasant and relaxed 5 course meal with wine pairing. The food and wine were excellent, the staff are students at the college and are helpful and informative. For £60 it can’t be beat for value. A firm favourite.
W14wanderer
W14wanderer
21/10/2020
Budding chef’s creations Delicious food created and served by students at Westminster Kingsway College. Six course tasting menu - wine and food - of very high quality and at a very reasonable price. The experience so enjoyable and good to encourage the young chefs who’ll be running our restaurants in due course.
Tully
Tully
19/10/2020
Lovely lunch, hope to return soon We ate in the Escoffier and had the seafood menu with accompanying wines. All was very good and we enjoyed very much. To my personal taste : 1. the tomato consume added little to the seafood medley. 2. The crumble detracted from the sorbet. 3. The chocolate bavoirois would have benefitted from a contrasting flavour on the plate, eg citrus, ginger, or other fruit. Thank you and best wishes to all the students.
Sue Twyford
Sue Twyford
13/10/2020
Fantastic menu and attentive service A lovely atmosphere with very attentive service, a seven course seafood themed menu. Each course was delicious, the dover sole being a particular delight. The price for a fine dining menu was excellent and well worth a visit, we will be returning and would highly recommend.
Laura E
Laura E
08/10/2020
Perfect lunch - delicious dishes and great service Like most people, my husband and I haven't eaten out that much recently so it was a real treat to come here for lunch yesterday. The tables were spaced out very comfortably and the environment was modern, inviting and spacious. The menu (which changes every week) was really interesting, created in partnership with New Covent Garden Market so you could chose to have an entirely vegetarian 7-course lunch or one which included fish and meat, but conveniently you could pick and chose per course. I mainly had the fish/meat menu but hand-picked the artichoke starter which was so fresh and tasty, a great choice. The pork belly main with scallop was a definite highlight, but all the dishes displayed a high level of sophistication and strong mastery of different techniques. Im a celiac and they were very good at accommodating this in the dishes, even giving me different petit fours. Top marks, we will be returning soon!
Tom_Egerton
Tom_Egerton
08/10/2020
The best value, high quality, enjoyable eating in London for sure! We ate at the Escoffier room which is the 7 course set menu option. A bargain at £31 a head which included super high quality produce cooked with skill by the third year students. Interesting, flavoursome dishes with a weekly changing set menu. This week was a sea food based menu which didn't disappoint. service staff are first year students which are learning the ropes in the hospitality world. Maximum effort and attention was given by everyone we met. well worth checking out if you want something a bit special and we will definitely be returning again soon!
Denis438
Denis438
07/10/2020
THIRD VISIT- OUTSTANDING AGAIN Another great lunch with friends , our third visit to Escoffier and many visits to the Brasserie in the past, see pervious reviews. First time to the newly decorated Escoffier, which has been done very tastefully, another truly enjoyable culinary experience and service by the students of a six courses theme menu with matching wines with a vegetarian options if required, outstanding value. The presentation and quality of the dishes were excellent with students explaining each dish as it was served. The whole location is very COVID secure, well done to everyone. This is a must visit when in London, as usual we will back. Thank You again.
Alison M
Alison M
06/10/2020
Try it you will not be disappointed Had a fantastic lunch in the Escoffier room. 6 amazing courses well put together and very reasonably priced, being cooked and served by the students at Westminster College. Julia our server was very personable and attentive (in a non intrusive way) All the courses were well cooked, the standout being the fish course, a perfectly cooked sole paupiette and fine vegetables showing excellent knife skills. With a different theme each week (British seafood this week) certainly a place to visit regularly.
helenW7024UT
helenW7024UT
30/09/2020
Superb food in a Covid secure restaurant This was our first visit in the new academic year. Based on previous visits our expectations were very high and to our astonishment the quality of cooking was even higher than we remembered. We had six dishes between the two of us (we always share!) and all of them could have come from a high-end professional kitchen - they were tasty, innovative and very well presented. David, the student assigned to look after us, was unobtrusive but attentive, showing true professionalism. Also from our entering the building to our leaving we were very aware of how much thought was put by staff into making sure that the whole experience was made as Covid-secure as possible. I would strongly recommend a visit to this restaurant, not only because of its very reasonably priced excellent food and service but also in order to support the college staff in training future generations of hospitality professionals. I thank all of the staff and students for their superb service and look forward to another visit.
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