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    2 Medals for Excellence

    City & Guilds
    Best Students

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    The Craft Guild of Chefs Award

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    Lion Award

    City & Guilds

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    Cherry Grainger Award

    Worshipful Company of Cooks 

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    Best Tutor


What is Lakefield?

London’s top Hospitality College offering Cookery Courses in London, Food & Drink Service NVQ, Hospitality Supervision, Event Planning, Leadership Courses and Short Cookery Courses for over 50 year




Refine your culinary skills with a private cookery class, tailored to your needs and interests. Tuition can be arranged any evening for a maximum of two hours. Advance booking is essential.

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If you wish we can talk to the students either in their Food Technology lesson, or within PSE or at any time that is convenient to you.
We would welcome an invitation from you to your Year 10 or Year 11 Careers Convention.


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    Studying at Lakefield

    Looking for a part time job while you are studying?

    You have the option to work up to 20 hours a week to earn extra money.  In this way if you want you can also pay for your studies and there is a monthly college fee payment scheme to help you do this.

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    Looking for 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.

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    Accommodation if you live outside London

    When you book a cookery course with us you are also able to stay with us. Lakefield College offers quality study bedrooms, three meals per day and laundry service just for Lakefield students.

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    Why Lakefield is unique?

    At Lakefield, our trainees have the opportunity to develop their full potential. Each trainee has a personal tutor who helps her set and reach her goals in the areas of personal and professional development and who is available throughout her training at Lakefield.

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    An Education You’ll Love.

    A Qualification You’ll Use!

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    Courses & Departments

    Are you interested the hospitality industry’s professional qualification for chefs and cooks? This Professional Cookery NVQ allows you train while you work. Lakefield’s Professional Cookery NVQ courses are a field of study for anyone interested in the hospitality industry’s professional qualification for chefs and cooks. For those looking for a career in the Cookery Sector of the Industry we offer the following NVQ courses:

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    Hospitality Services

    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 your own food business; our professional Lakefield course will provide you with the skills to get started. We offer NVQs in Professional Cookery, Food Service, Hospitality Services, Housekeeping, and train for the whole industry.

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    Supervision and Leadership

    The Hospitality Supervision and Leadership NVQ Level 3 course is an Advanced Hospitality Diploma. It builds upon the foundations of the level 2 Hospitality Diploma and allows you to develop the supervisory skills needed for the Hospitality Industry.


    Designed for anyone new to a role in hospitality with a specific interest in working in accommodation services.

    Whether your ambition 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 your own food business; our short Lakefield courses can provide you with the skills to get started.

    Combination of English language and hospitality skills learning, giving you all you need to live and work in the hospitality industry.

    Get 0ur English Cambridge ESOL and one NVQ in Hospitality Services, Housekeeping or Professional Chef in a year programme .big ben

    The Hospitality Services NVQ gives you the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of all three areas of Hospitality training – cooking, food service and housekeeping.  It enables you to choose your preferred area for progression.

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