GIRLS’ COLLEGE

About us

Welcome to Lakefield…. the place for you!

Situated in a pleasant part of Hampstead, Lakefield has offered training in Cookery, Food & Drink Service and Accommodation Service for 50 years. Our exceptional formula for preparing motivated and highly skilled individuals has allowed our trainees to immediately enter full-time employment once qualified and receive so many awards. If you live outside London, the College offers accommodation and the possibility to work for a Catering Company in the meantime you are studying with us.  Please note that Lakefield’s courses are specially set up for the training of women.

At Lakefield we provide our trainees with personal values such as team work, time management, commitment and flexibility. We focus on the person as a whole, developing not only professional but also personal and social skills, which are much requested by the leading members of the Hospitality Industry.

At Lakefield, our trainees have the opportunity to develop their full potential. Each trainee has a personal tutor who helps her set and reach her goals in the areas of personal and professional development and who is available throughout her training at Lakefield.


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Morning 8:45am-12:20pm Practical Training Hospitality or Cookery

Afternoon: 1:00-5:30 Theory Classes (Not Everyday)

Selected students have the possibility of getting extra income by working for Netherhall’s Catering. These hours will be paid at the National Minimum Wage for the age group of the students. Students have the possibility to live in the college.

Evening 6:30­ 8:00 Paid Work (optional)

Weekends. Paid Work (optional)

Lakefield is located in the corner of Nutley Terrace and Maresfield Gardens, off the Finchley Road,  in Hampstead (NW3), North West London. Lakefield is part of the Netherhall Educational Association and it provides Hospitality Services for the 120 bed Netherhall House hall of residence for Students. The Netherhall complex also hosts numerous large scale functions throughout the academic year.

Activities of a spiritual nature are entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.

Are you ready for this course?

Lakefield awards

2 Medals for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

The Craft Guild of Chefs

Cherry Grainger Award

Lion AwardCity & Guilds

Medal for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

PARENT AND DAUGHTER COOKING COURSE SPECIAL OFFER! Get the 4 classes for just £40 (Real cost: £345)