Restaurant Earns Top Honours: People 1st Gold Accreditation & AA Highly Commended


The College is celebrating a double dose of culinary acclaim, solidifying its position as a leading centre for hospitality and catering education in the South East.
The College's Restaurant at BCoT has been awarded the prestigious People 1st Centre of Excellence Gold Accreditation in both Food & Beverage Service and Patisserie & Confectionery. This recognition signifies the Restaurant's exceptional commitment to delivering high-quality training and industry-standard experiences for its students.
To further add to positive recognition, the Restaurant at BCoT has also been awarded "Highly Commended" status by the AA, the highest accolade they bestow upon college restaurants. This distinction underscores the Restaurant's dedication to culinary excellence and exceptional customer service.
Course Director and Restaurant Manager Daniel Spittle said, "We are thrilled to announce these new accolades. Receiving Gold Accreditation from People 1st and Highly Commended status from the AA is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and students. We are incredibly proud to be the only college in the South East to receive such recognition."
Anthony Bravo OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of BCoT, said "We are immensely proud of the Restaurant at BCoT achieving these prestigious awards. They are a testament to the dedication and talent of our staff and students, who consistently strive for excellence in both their learning and service. This recognition further solidifies BCoT's position as a leading provider of hospitality and catering education."
These prestigious awards highlight BCoT's commitment to providing its students with the skills and experience they need to thrive in the competitive hospitality and catering industry. The Restaurant at BCoT offers a unique learning environment where students can hone their culinary and service skills in a real-world setting, under the guidance of experienced industry professionals.
The Restaurant at BCoT is also a 5-star Tripadvisor rated establishment, open to the public and offering a range of specialty events and themed menus to inspire customers and develop students' experience. Recent events include wine tasting, mixology evenings, the ever-popular Burns Night, a Medieval Banquet, and "Guest Chef" evenings showcasing unique culinary talents.
To learn more about the Restaurant at BCoT or BCoT's hospitality and catering courses, please visit

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