Based in the heart of the UK’s second biggest city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training.
Its College of Food is world-renowned as one of the top training grounds for those in the hospitality sector, as well as chefs and nutritionists, both in the UK and abroad.
The school offers FdA, BA, BSc and master’s degrees in everything from Hospitality and Tourism Management and Culinary Arts Management to Food Development and Innovation and Bakery and Patisserie Technology.
All students on these degrees and many more are eligible to apply for IOH Affiliate membership, all paid for by UCB as part of the Education Membership Scheme, the accreditation programme beginning in 2006.
Also offering hospitality-focused apprenticeships and college courses, UCB leads the way in training facilities, with state-of-the-art, industry standard kitchens, including some which perfectly replicate top competition kitchens to give student chefs an edge.
Ongoing investment in line with modern trends can be seen in its Food Science and Innovation Suite, a cutting edge training facility which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, where students can learn everything from new product development to reformulation and sensory evaluation of food.
Crucially, the College of Food has the highest calibre of teaching staff. These include the first chef lecturer in the UK to be awarded the coveted title of Master of Culinary Arts and the captain of the National England Junior Team, which won double silver at the 2018 Culinary World Cup.
College of Food students go onto a raft of diverse careers, from food industry operations and steering the ship for major hotel companies worldwide to award-winning chefs, successful restaurant and bar managers and bakers running their own patisseries.