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College Rosettes

in partnership with People 1st

Combining the AA's and People 1st's expertise to support new talent

The AA College Rosette Scheme

We believe it is fundamental to recognise our future hospitality industry. The assessment of catering colleges is a way to promote high standards at grassroots level. We are the only pan-Britain assessment organization and so, as the leader in our field, we have partnered with People 1st in an initiative to combine our expertise and experience to support new talent. We offer an unmatched industry skill set paired with over 100 years of experience, as well as our well-known Star rating and Rosette schemes.

Essential industry trends

The AA College Rosette Scheme has been designed to reflect current industry trends within realistic working environments. Service, hospitality and kitchen management form the basis of the award, which is formed of two levels, with an additional ‘AA recommended’ level for those colleges who are working towards their goals of a higher award but have received an inspection.

The process mirrors the current industry recognition, with the first level relating in principle to the 1 Rosette award, and the second tier including elements of higher Rosette levels. Qualified hotel and restaurant inspectors with relevant industry experience carry out the inspection visits and take a balanced view between lunch and dinner service.



Join the AA College Rosette scheme

Now more than ever, it's critical we nurture these students who are dedicated to a career in hospitality so we can build a strong pipeline of skilled talent into the industry.

Sandra Kelly, UK Director, People 1st International

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