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Suffolk Centre For Culinary Arts (SCCA)

Gain the professional skills and practical experience you need to join this fast-moving industry through practical assessments and first-hand experience alongside industry professionals. You will develop your skills in our excellent range of training facilities, where you will gain valuable, realistic experience in a vibrant and modern environment.

A photo of the uniform worn by chef learners in Catering & Hospitality

Explore the World of Culinary Arts

Suffolk Centre of Culinary Arts supports learners by giving them an insight into the catering and hospitality industry. At our Ipswich campus the students run our restaurant Chefs’ White’s (also open to the public) and our Deli, where food is made daily by our learners for staff and students.

At our On The Coast campus the students run our On the Coast Diner where they serve a range of hot and cold food to the rest of the campus.

Our courses are for you if you are passionate about cooking whether this is to learn and then continue your journey into industry or to learn a life skill.

The 3 ingredients needed to achieve are dedication, resilience and respect.

Catering & Hospitality Chef Learners working in a training kitchen.
Front of house student serving lunch

Guest Chef Experience

At regular times throughout the academic year, learners will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s top chefs.

These chefs provide masterclass sessions, before working with our kitchen and restaurant teams to provide evenings of fine dining and delicious food to a packed Chefs’ Whites Restaurant!

The insights and experience our learners take from working alongside industry experts of such calibre are invaluable to their own career journey in the catering and hospitality sector!

Take a tour of our back-of-house facilities

Training Kitchens

You will be required to attend work experience and to be involved in function work and open events at the college to further your skills.

Chefs' Whites Restaurant
100 seater dinner service

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Event, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

S.C.C.A Learners in the College restaurant

Careers in the Catering & Hospitality Sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.