Wayne enrolled to a 4-year sandwich non-honours degree course in 1990 which was converted to an Honours degree course when he was part way through leading to an upper second! He shares fun times in Hong Kong before he returned to the UK and now resides in County Durham.
Katie’s catering memories include a garden party at Sandringham making over 1000’s scones for the Queen. She also went to Paris during her course learning about different styles and cultures within the world of catering and hasn’t stopped aiming high and achieving since!
Two short stories from Luke and Kate, who both studied Hospitality & Catering at City College Norwich in recent years. They both have fond memories of their time at College and particularly praise their tutors and standard of education.
Wendy, Dan and Andy all had a story to tell about the Hospitality and Catering at City College Norwich, spanning the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. They’ve all followed different paths but all tell of a similar story about the great foundations given to them at college which has seen them do well in the trade!
Two short stories from former hospitality students who recount their time at the college in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Both of these students had successful careers in this industry with one of them going on to become a staff member at the college.
Paul Ward and his colleague Ian Middleton arranged the first cultural exchange trip for Hospitality and Catering students at City College Norwich which became an annual event for a further 15 years. Students experienced life in France, a bit of a culture shock but there was the highlight of Champagne receptions at the Town Hall!
Ian Boardley met with his fellow conspirators for a reunion of the Class of 1980. To remember this poignant occasion he penned an Ode to the Oldies with his Old Memories Never Die, a touch of humour not to be missed!
Louise Walker (nee Choules) studied OND Hotel Management & Catering and HCIMA, 1975-79. Louise writes:
Southwell Lodge: first time living away from home
I have very fond memories of being at college. After two years of OND I got
Origins: “Classes for women”
Catering courses at City College Norwich can be traced back at least as far as the first decade of the Twentieth Century. At that time the main college departments were Science, Technology (covering areas such as
Mark Foster studied a Higher National Diploma in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management at City College Norwich in 1992.
After making the wrong choice to study A Levels at 16 (and enjoying a good time with his friends!), City College