Cornwall Hospitality Ltd.

About Paul Hole

My career in Hospitality and Catering began in May 1984, when I took a job as a kitchen porter at a seaside hotel in Salcombe, Devon. When the hotel closed at the end of the season I enrolled on a City and Guilds course in food and beverage service and Wine and Spirits Education Trust certificate. I spent most of the next five years working in holiday resorts on the South Coast during the summer, and attending training courses in the winter. In the early 90’s I started to train as a chef at a hotel in Bath, including a self-funded Intermediate Food Hygiene (level 3). Over the years I have attended and passed many courses, see below.

After leaving Bath I spent six years working for the NHS as a Catering Supervisor, initially in retail, and distributing cook chill food to the wards. After two years of this, I moved on to a cook chill production unit, including leading a small team, collating menus, inspecting kitchens and assisting patients and staff with menu choices.

During my time at the hospital I undertook NVQ 2 cookery which I funded myself.

On leaving the NHS I became a relief chef working for agencies and local businesses, in the contract catering, care industries and hospitality. This allowed me to develop some other interests including catering equipment sales,  event catering and a hospitality consultancy

Paul Hole

My Qualifications

Jan 85 – Mar 85 North Devon College, Barnstaple, Devon
City & Guilds 707/1 Food & Beverage Service – Passed with Credit.
Wine & Spirits Education Trust Certificates – Passed.

Jan 87 – Mar 87 HCTB Training Centre, Taunton
City & Guilds 700/1 Call order Cookery – Passed.
City & Guilds 700/5 Bar Service – Passed.

Nov 87 – Jan 88 Weymouth College, Weymouth, Dorset
Supervisors Course (Adult Training) – Attendance Certificate.

23 Jul 1990 Exeter City Council Offices, Exeter, Devon
IEHO Basic Food Hygiene Certificate – Passed.

3 Jun 1992 Hilton National Hotel, Newport, Gwent
RIPHH Basic Food Hygiene Certificate – Passed with Honours.

Sept 92 – Jun 93 Brunel College, Bristol
City & Guilds 706/1 Cookery – Passed with credit.

Sept 92 Open College (Home Study)
RIPHH Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate – Passed with credit.

May 96 UBHT Barrow Hospital, Bristol
Food Service Trainers Course – Passed.

Jan 95 – Mar 95 Brunel College, Bristol
RIPHH Certificate in Nutrition & Health – Passed with credit.

15 Jun 1995 Grand Hotel, Bristol
Food Safety Seminar – Attendance Certificate.

Apr 97 – Jun 98 City of Bristol College
NVW 2 Cookery – Passed.

20 June 08 CPW Hotcats Bristol
CIEH Level 2 Food Hygiene – Passed.

19 May 14 City of Bristol College
Emergency First Aid at Work – Passed.

29 Apr 15 Virtual College
Fire Safety Training – Passed.

30 Apr 15 Food Standards Agency
Food Allergy Training – Passed.

May 2015 Upgraded to Member of Royal Society for Public Health. (MRSPH)

May 2015 Overview of COSHH
Health & Safety at Work

7 Jun 2018 Safeguarding Adults, Confidentiality
Equality & Diversity, Data Protection

10 Jul 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work

30 April 2019 Upgraded to Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health. (FRSPH)

9 Nov 2023 Food Standards Agency An introduction to Root Cause Analysis

15 Nov 2023 Marine Conservation Society – School of Fish Certificate