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Professional Cookery Students Receive Butchery Masterclass from Local Butchers

Our Level 3 students got stuck into an interactive masterclass session delivered by Ian Shuker, a Master Butcher from Shukers Butchers!

Picture of guest speaker Alexandros Zervos and his former tutor.

Former hospitality student returns to Colours to inspire students

Former hospitality student Alexandros Zervos returned to the College today to deliver a presentation to our current students!

Final dishes for FutureChef competition.

Next generation of star chefs compete in Springboard's FutureChef local final

St Helens College were proud to host Springboard's FutureChef competition's local final!

Colours Restaurant chef presenting cheque to benefit Alder Hey.

Alder Hey fundraising dinner a satisfying success

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Colours Restaurant staff, students and fantastic guest chefs for raising over £6,000 for Alder Hey Children's Charity!

Catering tutor shows students how to defeather a game bird.

Catering students fly high in first foray into Game & Poultry

Our catering students have been working on their Game and Poultry unit, identifying different species and processing them!

Catering tutor sprinkling sesame seeds on chicken dishes.

Catering cooks up a storm in tantalising taste test

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students started their poultry unit this week.

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Students prepare vegetarian dishes

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students have been cooking up vegetarian delights in the kitchen this week.

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Students explore new gastronomic flavours

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students embarked on a gastronomic journey as they learned the science behind why certain flavours work together.

Picture of the dishes our students created.

End of Year Afternoon Tea Cookery Challenge

Tutors set challenge for students to test their imagination and creative skills.

Picture of our students cooking.

Students volunteer at The Chris Carberry Golf Day

Two of our amazing NVQ Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students volunteered their skills as they cooked up some tasty treats at Berrington Hall in Rainford.

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Students whip up a treat with delicious desserts

Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have been whipping up a treat in the kitchen this week, as they created delicious desserts.

Students Work with Fresh Crab!

Last week our Level 3 Advanced Cookery students got the chance to work with fresh brown crab.

Picture of the amazing cocktails our students have made

Students shake up a treat with delicious mocktails!

Level 2 Food and Beverage students created some truly delicious mocktails, as part of their 'Cocktail' unit.

Students transport us all to a galaxy far far away

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking students transported us all to a galaxy far far away.  

Level 3 Professional Advanced Cookery Students Get Shellfish

This week our Level 3 Advanced Cookery students have been working with a range of shellfish.

Level 3 Professional Cookery Students Show Their Seafood Skills

Level 3 Professional Cookery students have been showing off their knowledge and skills of working with seafood.

Picture of our students dishes.

Culinary Exam Tests Students

After weeks of perfecting their skills, level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have now completed their culinary exam.

Catering Students Practice their Carving Skills

Level 1 Catering students have been practicing their knife and carving skills this morning.   

Picture of the fantastic plates of food our students created

Students perfect skills before upcoming mocks

Our level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have been busy in the kitchens, preparing for their upcoming mock exams.

Professional Cookery Students Complete their Poultry and Game Unit

It has been an exciting two days for our Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students as they completed their poultry and game unit.  

Picture of one of our students pumpkins.

Crafty students carve Halloween masterpieces

Catering and Professional Cookery students recently joined forces with Supported Learning students to have a go at carving their very own pumpkins for Halloween.

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Students Win Silver at Regional Culinary Skills Competition

St Helens College is celebrating the fantastic success of skilled Catering students, Lucas and Filip, who achieved a silver medal at the Inter Colleges Culinary Skills Competition.

Catering students show off their skills!

Earlier this week, our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students undertook one of their practical assessments.

Careers Talk with Halliwell Jones Stadium

Today, our Catering and Hospitality students welcomed Mia from Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Altham Butcher's Visit Catering Students

Catering students recently had a special visit from Altham’s Butchers.

Teaching the Community

Our talented catering tutors put their skills to good use, teaching local residents at St Thomas' Church in St Helens, how to fillet flat and round fish.

Burns Night at Colours

Last weekend our staff and students hosted an evening of celebration for Burns Night at our Colours Restaurant.

Catering and Hospitality Students Work with Michelin Star Chef

Last week our Catering and Hospitality students attended Anfield Stadium, to help host a fine dining fundraising dinner for over 150 people.

College scores another successful event with LFC

College scores another successful event with LFC

For the second year running, St Helens College welcomed back Liverpool FC to their award-winning, Colours Restaurant, to offer catering students the opportunity to cook and serve alongside the club’s senior chefs and hospitality team.

Career Profile: Commis Chef

Catering alumnus, Kyle, has secured an exciting new role at Chef Patron, Paul Askew's, exclusive fine dining restaurant, The Art School, in the bustling culinary hub of Liverpool.

Colours hosts guest chefs Aazam Ahmad and James Holden

We were delighted to welcome world-renowned Chefs, Aazam Ahmad and James Holden for a special guest chef dinner.

Picture of our students at Anfield Stadium

Students gain insight into industry

Our Catering and Hospitality students enjoyed a visit to both Anfield and Knowsley Hall.

Our students working in the kitchen

New funding supports student innovation

The Catering and Hospitality department has secured over £15,000 of funding to help enhance students’ culinary skills and knowledge in the award-winning restaurant and kitchens at St Helens College.

Picture of our students in the kitchen

LFC to share catering and hospitality expertise

Liverpool FC has teamed up with St Helens College to offer catering students the opportunity to work alongside the club's senior chefs and hospitality team and learn more about stadium catering and the hospitality business.

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Special tour for Rotary Young Chef Competitors

We were joing by students from Hope Academy for a special tour and talk from our chefs.

Our students at The Pig Hotel

Exclusive visit to The Pig Hotel for our Catering students

Our Level 3 Catering students have arrived back in College today after an exciting overnight trip to The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst, New Forest.



Inspiring Success


“At College, I’ve had some amazing opportunities working with top chefs in fast-paced kitchens, across a variety of locations in the UK.”

Kyle, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Read Kyle's full story
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Why study Catering and Hospitality with us?


Students have gained employment with exclusive restaurants or have launched their own businesses.

Fine Dining Restaurant

Colours Restaurant has a fantastic reputation and provides a commercial working environment.

Industry Competitions

Help your CV stand out by participating in prestigious industry competitions.

Industry Standard Facilities

Our contemporary training facilities are well resourced, reflecting industry standards.

Industry Contacts

Celebrity chefs and placements in top restaurants and hotels, add value to your training.

Experienced Tutors

Your tutors have worked in Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels around the world.