Rural Catering Centre Set to Re-open in October!  

| Melton

Brooksby Melton College’s Rural Catering Centre is set to re-open on Tuesday 6th October, offering three course lunches, fine dining experiences and themed evenings.

The centre, which serves as a training restaurant for BMC students and apprentices, has been closed over the college’s summer break.

They will be re-opening this October with a number of COVID-secure measures in place, including socially distanced tables, sanitising stations, and a one-way entrance and exit system. In addition, staff and students will wear visors, and guests will be advised to wear masks when not seated at their table.

The restaurant, which is situated at the college’s Melton Campus, will be open during term-time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes (12 – 1pm), when they will have a special offer on their three-course lunch menu at just £8.95 per head*. In addition, fine dining experiences and themed nights will be offered fortnightly on Thursday evenings (6:45 – 7:15pm) for £20.95 per head. Friday evening and Saturday bookings are also available on request.

Josh, Level 3 Hospitality Apprentice at BMC, said ‘I’m glad to be back to work here at the college, learning and supporting our students with their courses. We really appreciate the support of the local community with our training restaurant, and we can’t wait to re-open.’

Vinny McElvenny, Training Officer in Hospitality and Catering at BMC, added ‘We are looking forward to welcoming customers back to the Rural Catering Centre, both old and new. Their support is, and always has been, vital for our student experience – giving them a realistic commercial restaurant experience and helping them to become career-ready.’

The Rural Catering Centre opened in 2015 as a part of the ‘Big BMC Transformation’, which saw an investment of £27.7 million across the college’s two campuses. BMC’s Catering and Hospitality students benefit from learning in these industry-standard commercial restaurant and kitchen facilities, allowing them to develop the skills required by this dynamic and exciting industry.


Rural Catering Centre Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Lunch 12 – 1pm
Wednesday Lunch 12 – 1pm
Thursday Lunch Closed
Thursday Evening 6.45 – 7:15pm
Friday Lunch 12 – 1pm
Friday Evening Available on request
Saturday Available on request

For more information or to book a table, get in touch by calling 01664 855305 or emailing


Click here to find out more about Hospitality & Catering courses at BMC!


*Offer in place until Friday 20th November 2020