Could you be a Butcher, Baker or Ready Meal Maker?

Do you fancy taste testing chocolate or developing flavours for crisps for a living? Some of our students have gone on to become chocolatiers or new product developers with major brand companies, with salaries which are as sweet as their job titles.

If you become a Reaseheath food student you’ll learn about food science and nutrition and about the fascinating journey made by the nation’s favourite dishes, from primary producer to supermarket shelf.

You’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic and fast paced, constantly changing to meet consumer demands, and you’ll be encouraged to explore every aspect, from trying out new flavours to market research and packaging.

Reaseheath’s industry standard Food Centre is the only educational institution in Britain to have been awarded the British Retail Consortium Grade B (issue 7) certification so we command huge respect within the industry. Our commercial facilities are regarded to be among the best of any college in Europe.

Apart from our international reputation for the excellence of our dairy training, we’re becoming well known for the high standards in our bakery and patisserie and professional butchery courses. Many students plan to run their own bakeries, cake shops or butchers after they’ve qualified.

Along with looking forward to great career prospects, our students tell us they like:

  • Spending time hands-on in our dairy processing halls or in our dedicated butchery and bakery areas, putting the theory they’ve learned in the classroom into practice
  • Competing and winning at the biggest cheese show in the world – the Nantwich International Cheese Show
  • Selling the cheeses, cakes, bread and dairy products they’ve made in the college café (particularly when people come back for more!)
  • Joining study tours abroad and in the UK which include behind-the-scenes visits to businesses ranging from blue chip companies to entrepreneurial artesans
  • Completing relevant work placements with the many regional and national companies with which we have links
  • Carrying out scientific testing and new product development in our on-site laboratories
  • Being taught by supportive and professional staff, all of whom have industry experience

Food technology courses

Career Options

Some of the exciting careers options available in the Food industry include…

  • New product development technologist
  • Food production manager
  • Patisserie chef within the hospitality and catering industry
  • Meat technologist
  • Retail buying