The early decades of the history of City College Norwich – as the city’s Technical School and then the Municipal Technical Institute – were all about apprenticeships. Unlike today, most students were in full-time employment and came to the TechRead more
Hospitality: Louise’s story – memories of living away from home for the first time, working at the Royal Norfolk Show and serving at the Queen’s Silver Jubilee dinner
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
Catering: Jean’s story – From post-war scarcity to a successful food business and catering for the Queen
Jean Dale (nee Beales) studied cookery at the college in 1952-53.
Here Jean recounts her memories of her time at the college, at a time when post-war scarcity still affected the availability of certain produce. She tells the story of
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