Centre of Excellence

Welcome to the Exmoor & Coast Centre of Excellence for Training and Career Opportunities in Hospitality


The Exmoor & Coast Centre of Excellence for hospitality is a forum of area stakeholders, partners and businesses who are working together to promote the vast opportunity, training and education in hospitality across the area.

We can provide inspiration to anyone in the area excited about starting a career in hospitality. There are so many options training with our flagship organisations and also engaging with full time education, on-the job apprenticeships and internships and part time training.

We are also supporting hospitality businesses across the area who are keen to engage in investing in people and being part of developing the Exmoor and Coast area hospitality talent of the future. We can provide information with how to engage with our phenomenal area education partners to take on apprentices, interns and those graduating from full time hospitality education.

Read on to find out more about our vision, partners, events and opportunities across the area.

The Centre of Excellence is growing fast and this webpage is constantly being updated to support our needs, please watch this space and if you cannot find what you are looking for please contact businesssupport@visit-exmoor.co.uk

Click below to read our latest newsletter

2023 Nov CoE Update

2024 Spring CoE Update

“The opportunities in the food and hospitality are almost immeasurable. Whether you dream of being a baker, a pastry chef, the proprietor of a restaurant, a wine sommelier or a publican the possibilities are endless. And with so many vacancies in related industries now really is the time to find a role in food and drink. But first we need to unlock, to uncover and to reveal those aspirations. Many people today find it almost impossible to find a focus in their lives, to understand what’s possible, to realise what talents they possess.

With partners in kitchens across Exmoor, in cafes, in colleges, on farms and in small businesses I believe we can shine a light on careers in this sector. Everyone is good at something, it’s just that they might now know it, or know how to make the best of it. Hospitality really is a business that can nurture both the quiet and the noisy talent. It takes all sorts and it needs all sorts. I’m so happy and energised to support this vital initiative. And I can’t wait to meet, to speak, to welcome and to encourage people into this most wonderful and unique of industries. Through food we can change lives and give people an appetite for a great career.”

– William Sitwell

Food writer, restaurant critic, broadcaster and founder/host of William Sitwell’s Supper Club, Rooks Nest Farm, Greater Exmoor.

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