Hospitality and Catering

In September 2022 we opened the doors to our brand new City Campus Manchester, located just a 2-minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station. 

These new facilities are home to our Industry Excellence Academy for Hospitality and Catering.

Industry-standard facilities that have been developed specifically for your course, include:

  • A 40-seat restaurant & bar with external street level access which will be run by the students with a live stream of the kitchen into the restaurant
  • A training kitchen and bakery.
  • A facility for recording Chefs Forum masterclasses with live TV streaming and recording for playback.
  • A chocolate workstation with window overlooking the restaurant.

These amazing new facilities will provide you with access to everything you will see once you enter the workforce, giving you the best possible chance to prepare for a future career.

Brand new facilities, state-of-the-art kitchens with modern technologies alongside our commercial resturant, will ensure our students are ready for the fast-paced food scene here in Manchester and beyond. These facilities in combination with training from star rated  chefs from The Chefs Forum and supported theme events form chefs such as James Martin,  Lisa Godwin-Allen, Dougie Crompton, Simon Wood will make for a truly industry-ready education.

Jill Riley, Assistant Principal

Our City Campus Manchester is located on Great Ducie Street, just across the road from the AO Arena (formerly MEN Arena) and close to all the major transport hubs including Manchester Victoria, Shudehill Station, Piccadilly Bus and Train Stations and the major bus and Metrolink routes into the City centre. These transport hubs provide fantastic transport links both across the city and the wider region. You can find out how to get there from your home address using the Transport for Greater Manchester route planner: Plan a journey | Transport for Greater Manchester (

We will also have secure storage for over 120 bikes so, with showers on campus, you also have the option to cycle to College.

Additionally, if you are aged 16-18 and live in Greater Manchester, you are entitled to free bus travel across the region seven days a week with ‘Our Pass’