Westminster Kingsway College’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts students celebrated the largest ever Graduation Ceremony

Westminster Kingsway College’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts students celebrated the largest ever Graduation Ceremony from the Professional Chef and Hospitality faculty with family and friends at St Stephen’s Church in central London.

The Graduation was held for students who had undertaken one of the following courses: Professional Chef Diploma Level 1, 2 & 3, Advanced Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships in Food & Drink, Hospitality Services and Professional Cookery, BTEC National in Hospitality and Supervision, Craft Guild of Chefs Awards in Professional Cookery, Professional Food and Beverage Service with WSET, Professional Patisserie Scholarship and Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Apprenticeship (RACA).

Westking Gary Hunter Head of FacultyGraduates and their families were addressed by Gary Hunter, Head of Hospitality & Culinary Arts and Geoff Booth, Assistant Principal and Head of the College’s School of Hospitality. Following the Graduation an awards ceremony was held to commend some of the students who had excelled during their time at the College.

Amelia Povey, Professional Chef Diploma graduate and double award winner, said: “I am so pleased to have won two awards, but I’m also proud of my whole class and being able to work alongside such a great team on the Professional Chef Diploma. It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate three years of very hard work. Next week I am going to be starting full time work at Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, so that’s my next big challenge – and I am really looking forward to where that will take me.”

Westking Amelia Povey Double award winnerGary Hunter, Head of Faculty for Hospitality & Culinary Arts, said: “This is the largest Graduation Ceremony that we have ever held in history of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at the College. We have also given out more awards than ever before, which is purely down to higher levels of achievement by our students. It has been an incredibly successful year for the College, and I am extremely proud of the team for all their efforts, hard work and dedication, especially while we have been undergoing such a large structural change at the Victoria Centre. I’m proud to say that all of our graduates have now become part of the Westminster Kingsway College family.”

Upon leaving St Stephen’s Church, the graduates were honoured by current chef students with a culinary orchestra.

Westminster Kingsway College has an excellent reputation within the hospitality and catering industry and famous former students include Jamie Oliver. The College offers a unique opportunity to study in central London for vocational qualifications that are tailored direct to employment opportunities. Westminster Kingsway College is recognised as one of the leading providers of education and training in the UK.