What is Devour?

Devour is a student-led catering business based at City College Norwich. We offer a comprehensive array of catering solutions both on-site at City College Norwich and across Norfolk & the rest of East Anglia. Devour was created by Sam Brown, a local award winning entrepreneur with over 12 years’ of experience in the hospitality sector. Devour employs students at various points within their qualifications and from a variety of vocational areas.

Devour aims to provide the maximum amount of paid work to students at City College Norwich, through sustainable hospitality ventures across the College and throughout East Anglia.

It’s useful work experience and it’s also good to be doing something where you are getting paid as you would in the working world.

- Jack Bobbin, (Hospitality Supervision Level 3 Student at City College Norwich.)

I think it’s a really good idea.  Working for Devour gives you the chance to do extra work in college and sometimes at outside events.  I was part of a team of 5 who were serving canapés to 150 guests at a function at The Forum.  It’s a lot of responsibility and it gives you extra knowledge as well.

- Katie Donovan, 18, from Aylsham (Hospitality Supervision Level 3 Student at City College Norwich.)

Completed commercial student ventures to date have allowed Devour to pay over 5,600 hours to young people in wages.

City College Norwich has many hospitality facilities and venues across the city which are available for hire through Devour outside of teaching hours, such as evenings and weekends. Venues include the locally renowned Debut Restaurant awarded AA College Rosette Gold Standard 2015 for the second year running, and 1ST GOLD ACREDITED center of excellence for food and beverage service.