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Fareham College restaurant, Avenue 141, receives top industry accreditations

Fareham College’s hospitality and catering department has been recognised for the quality of its training restaurant and teaching with a duo of prestigious industry awards. 

Avenue 141, Fareham College’s training restaurant, based at its Bishopsfield Road Campus, has been awarded a Highly Commended AA College Rosette Accreditation and Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage.

The AA College Rosette scheme, in partnership with People 1st, is designed to reflect current industry trends within real working environments. It is a coveted award in the hospitality industry and assesses the whole dining experience, including service, hospitality, venue and food.

Highly Commended restaurants are commercially focused and compete well within a true restaurant environment. Restaurants at this level are likely to have a clear brand and excellent links to industry. Service levels are highly polished, with clear support from lecturers as well as peer to peer learning.

Fareham College has also been awarded the Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage by People 1st, a stamp of approval from the industry that endorses the quality of training the students receive.

The accreditation identifies colleges and providers that deliver excellent full-time or classroom-based hospitality training. It also highlights those that have developed effective employer links, encouraging them to influence the design and delivery of the training programmes.

The Gold Accreditation has been awarded to Fareham College’s Avenue 141 Restaurant for consecutive years for its outstanding approach and commitment to matching learners’ skills with employers’ needs.

Director of Faculty, Ashley Michael, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this honour. Avenue 141’s dedicated team of staff and learners are to be congratulated on achieving consistent excellence year on year. To be acknowledged by People 1st and the AA for excellence is reflective of the exceptionally high standards that we exceed daily in Avenue 141.

“Having achieved Gold Accreditation and AA Highly Commended awards not only gives our current learners an incredible platform from which to embark on a career in Hospitality and Catering, but it also validates the outstanding quality and service that our public training restaurant offers our customers.”

Fareham College Principal, Nigel Duncan, added:

“For a college training restaurant to achieve these accolades is truly amazing. Fareham College prides itself on offering the highest standard of training and customer experience. These awards acknowledge that working and dining in Avenue 141 is as close to what would be experienced in the hospitality industry as you can get.”


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