Catering and Hospitality News
Join us at our virtual open evenings in November
This year, our November open evenings are going virtual! Explore the range of full time courses we offer, live chat with our staff and gain a real insight into life at Gower College Swansea.
What can you expect from the day?
Togetherall – a safe, anonymous community for 24/7 mental health support
Our students' health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority, and we're always looking for new ways to support them. We are delighted to announce that we are now offering an excellent online support service called Togetherall.
Five students enter the WorldSkills Talent Programme
Five students from Gower College Swansea have won places in the WorldSkills Long Squad after coming top in their fields in the National Finals in November.
New students welcomed to College
New students had a chance to find out more about campus life when they attended the Gower College Swansea Freshers’ Fayre.
Former student named VQ Intermediate Learner of the Year 2019
Former Gower College Swansea student Collette Gorvett has been named Intermediate Learner of the Year at the VQ Awards 2019.
Collette, who now works at The Ritz in London, joined Gower College Swansea in 2015 to study the Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery before progressing through to Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery, Kitchen and Larder.
GCS students take Gold, Silver and Bronze at WorldSkills!
Gower College Swansea students performed exceptionally well at the recent WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals at Birmingham’s NEC.
Electronic Engineering student Jamie Skyrme took home a Gold Medal in the Industrial Electronics category after undertaking a challenging set of competition tasks including fault finding, electronic design, programming and prototyping.
Gold and glory for Team UK
Team UK – made up of the nation’s top young apprentices and students – has returned from the EuroSkills Finals in Budapest covered in precious medals and glory.
Among them is a former Catering and Hospitality student from Gower College Swansea.
Catering students prepare to represent Wales
Two Hospitality students from Gower College Swansea are set to represent Wales at the WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals.
Paige Jones, who is on the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision course, and Paulina Skoczek, who is studying Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, will take part in the Restaurant Services Finals at Birmingham’s NEC in November.
Catering students treated to kitchen skills demo
New Catering and Hospitality students at Gower College Swansea were treated to a live demonstration as part of their induction
Former students Ben Adams and David Davies returned to the Tycoch kitchens to prepare chicken and chorizo terrine, sauté supreme of chicken with dauphinoise potatoes, butternut squash puree and panache of vegetables, followed by chocolate chartreuse mousse.
Lecturer guest of honour at bakery launch
Stephen Williams, Catering and Hospitality lecturer at Gower College Swansea, was guest of honour at the recent official opening of a brand new bakery in the city centre.
The Hong Kong Bakery on Brynymor Road is owned by Peter Wong, a former student at the College.