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HIX Academy

Weymouth college has joined forces with celebrated chef and food writer Mark Hix to train the next generation of chefs and restaurant staff.

What is HIX Academy?

The HIX Academy at Weymouth college is dedicated to discovering and developing the finest young chefs, restaurant staff and bartenders.

The project is a unique opportunity to combine catering and hospitality qualifications with a range of additional opportunities, including working daily in the HIX academy restaurant, which is based on Mark Hix’s acclaimed London venues including HIX, Hixter, Tramshed and Marks bars.

The HIX Academy is a fully commercial restaurant run by full-time students and supported by professional HIX Academy Staff.

As one of our team of talented young chefs, waiting staff, bartenders, front of house staff and restaurateurs, you’ll learn your trade and develop your skills in a professional working environment.

Not only will you learn the skills that the UK’s leading restaurant owners and managers demand, but on completion you will also have either Level 1 NVQ, Level 2 NVQ or Level 3 diploma under your belt too, as well as being better prepared to face the challenge of stepping straight into some of the country’s leading restaurants!

Whether you want to work for a leading chef, open your own place one day or just have a passion for the industry, HIX Academy is your ticket to this hugely dynamic sector.

If you’re interested in studying at the Mark Hix Academy please register your interest by completing the short online enquiry form.

The Restaurant

The academy restaurant is based at Weymouth College’s Cranford avenue site andreplicates the style and flavour of Mark’s top London restaurants. Up to 65 guests can dine in elegant and fashionable surroundings, or enjoy a drink at the stunning statement cocktail bar ‘Mark’s.’

The staff

Under the eye of their mentors, the academy staff are made up of our full-time students, polishing their skills before heading off to launch their own successful careers, so customers get to enjoy top quality food at a fraction of the price.

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