London's top Hospitality Training Centre offering Cookery Courses, Food & Drink Service NVQ, Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Courses and Short Cookery Courses for over 50 years
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How to apply?

If you wish to apply for a full time course commencing next course, you will be required to complete an Application Form. This can be done online via the apply page. Alternatively contact the Information Team on Tel:020 7794 5669…

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Financial Support

Lakefield staff have experience in guiding applicants and their parents in obtaining grants, including local authority grants in some areas, to cover the course fees. Successful applicants can apply to Lakefield for a bursary, covering all or part of the…

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Work Experience

Apply for Work Experience for the Summer Term 2014 Lakefield has been pleased to offer valuable work experience in past years to students. Girls who have come to us for their work experience, generally for two weeks, come from schools…

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What are NVQ Diplomas?

NVQ Diplomas are vocational qualifications, designed to reflect your competence, skills and knowledge in the workplace. They form part of the national framework of qualifications, and therefore lay the foundations of a progression pathway towards a successful career, whether you…

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LAKEFIELD offers trainees under 25 years of age on-site training for careers in Hospitality. We are registered with City & Guilds, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). We also have close working relationships with The Craft Guild of Chefs, The Worshipful Company of Cooks, University of West London, Compass, Directors Table, Eurest and Falcon Equipment .

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Our professional courses will provide you with the skills to get started whether your desire is to become a Chef, work in the Hospitality Industry with a recognised qualification, run a catering company, become a private cook, work in food media or start…


Our short Lakefield courses can provide you with the skills to get started in the hospitality industry.

Level 2 Professional Chef

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WOW! Cake Decorating Competition

WOW! 2015 is here  Lakefield’s annual WOW! Novelty Cake Decorating Competition is a chance for all budding pastry chefs to show their skills. When?: The 2015 Competition will be held at Lakefield on Saturday 16th May, 2015. Theme: This year, there is …

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Junior Chefs Academy Course

If you love cooking and would like to learn some tricks of the trade from professionals, this is the course for you! Junior Chefs Academy Course Spring Term start date 18th April 2015 Based in London and open to girls in Year…

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Lakefield Recipe book

RECIPE COOKERY BOOK Do you like to cook and you are eager to discover new ideas and new challenges as a chef?. This is the book for you! Hard cover Recipe Book £15 + p&p             …

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Events for Schools

Staff from Lakefield are very happy to come to speak to Year 10 and Year 11 students about careers in the Hospitality and Catering Industry. If you wish we can talk to the students either in their Food Technology lesson,…

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