Training Future Stars in Hospitality and Horticulture

La Salle Hotel School provides vocational training and inspiring employment pathways in catering, hospitality and horticulture. We primarily work with young people from around the Liverpool City Region at pre-further education age and our innovative centre is based in the heart of the Croxteth and Norris Green community.

In recent years, we developed a fully-functioning kitchen garden for growing sustainable produce; as well as fitting out a full professional standard training kitchen. Here, students participate in plot-to-plate learning programmes and discover the exciting and rewarding industries on their doorstep; whilst gaining practical skills and experiences to open up career pathways into the local Visitor Economy.

Work is well underway to prepare for the launch of our community restaurant, cafe and event space business. In the coming years, the hotel school will evenutally feature hotel guest accommodation with 13 bedrooms and conferencing facilities, enabling an expanded suite of training programmes to support the needs of local young people in finding their perfect career.

Our mission is to support the development of new generations of future stars in Hospitality & Horticulture by sewing the seeds of success!

Serving the Greatest

The La Salle Hotel School

With the aim of developing the next generation of hospitality professionals in the Liverpool City Region and beyond, we are partnered with the leading local further education institution - City of Liverpool College to deliver quality learning at La Salle.

Our students are given unparalleled taster training so that they can discover new practical and transferable skillsets, understand the basics of food hygiene, food safety & good nutrition whilst familiarising themselves with the workings of a professional kitchen before taking next steps into formal accredited training programmes.

We are partnered with some of the greatest restaurants and hotels in the country and through this range of private-sector partnerships, we connect local employers to students as part of the process to impart knowlege, experience and know-how, helping our young people to aspire to the highest standards of service!

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Food For Growth

The Kitchen Garden

We're finding ways to help our communities to boost their skills, support career prospects, increase mental & physical health and decrease food inequality all through sustainable food growing!

Through our Food For Growth ‘plot to plate’ project work, we utilise our Kitchen Garden to produce a plethora of fruits and vegetables in three polytunnels and over 20 raised beds.

Partnering with leading land-sciences educational institution Myerscough College from their site at Croxteth Hall Country Estate, and with social enterprise Faiths4Change, we have opened up this gorgeous greenspace for community use. Here we teach our young people about sustainable growing, good nutrition and principles of climate action, carbon literacy, composting and reducing food waste. It's all about understanding where our food comes from to help us make better choices and try out growing at home.

With the kind work of all our supporters, we grow a whole bounty of produce each year - even including grapes and watermelons!

Find Out More

Are you a funder, local business or volunteer that's interested to support our journey to make a difference to our local community and to the lives of young people starting out in the world of work?

Are you a parent of a young person that might benefit from training, mentoring, employability support or participating in exciting and engaging projects in horticulture and hospitality?

We want to keep you fully informed about La Salle Hotel School and future progress, so please sign up to receive our bi-monthly newsletter for all the latest news and project announcements from the team.

In Quotes

Paul Askew

Chef Patron The Art School, Liverpool

“Having started my own career at an early age, and understanding the need for hard work and experience to reach personal goals, I realise the importance this inspirational project plays in creating our city’s hospitality professionals of the future”

Cherie Blair CBE QC

Barrister, Lecturer, and Writer

“I am delighted to have been asked to become a Patron of The La Salle Hotel School, Liverpool which will provide great opportunities for young people to enter the hospitality profession and make a significant contribution to the local economy”

Peter A Jones MBE

Project Director for the development of the Edge Hotel School and Wivenhoe House Hotel

“Aspirational projects like this help to raise the profile the industry and create fantastic opportunities for students to embark on a hospitality career that can literally take them anywhere in the world.”

Brian Connor

General Manager, Titanic Hotel

Titanic Hotel is committed to delivering an exceptional hotel experience in Liverpool, so we are proud to be partnering with The La Salle Hotel School in training and nurturing the talent to create excellent guest experiences of the future”

Br Laurence Hughes FSC

Provincial for Ireland, Great Britain and Malta, the De La Salle Brothers

I am delighted to be able to support the repurposing of the former Brother’s House in Liverpool to support students in one of the city’s most challenging neighbourhoods with the opportunity to commence hospitality education in a functioning hotel and restaurant. This is truly in the Lasallian tradition our Founder St John Baptist de La Salle who wrote ‘…the main concerns of those who instruct others is to be able to understand their students and to discern the right way to guide them.’[Med:33.1]

 Please show your support financially where you can to help the Trustees of La Salle Hotel School refurbish this much-loved building for a new generation of users. I hope to be with you at the opening of this project; another exciting milestone in the history of De La Salle in Liverpool.”