Dean Way


​​​Hourly Paid Lecturer – Hospitality Management​

Telephone No: 07584078446
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Dean Way is a HP Lecturer for the School of Management working for both the Hospitality and Events Management programmes. After many years working in retail management and as a chef in some high profile restaurants/hotels across the UK, Dean Way moved into higher education as a HP lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University after studying for his BA, MSc (Hospitality Management) and PGCE degree at the university.

After working for a large retail company in various management positions Dean entered the hospitality industry to pursue his passion in food and beverage. Having worked in a number of high profile restaurants Dean has worked on large events such as NATO, and cooked for high profile dignitaries including the Queen and the Prince of Wales. After working with students on a number of hospitality projects and local community events Dean decided he had a passion for inspiring the next generation of hospitality staff and began working with Cardiff Metropolitan University on a part-time basis.

Since then Dean has begun working with the First Campus Programme who's aim is to increase higher education participation from groups and communities in Wales by raising aspirations, and creating new study opportunities and learning pathways to higher education. It engages with Community First Schools, Community First Officers, Youth Workers and Voluntary / third sector groups engaging those people of all ages who are currently under-represented in higher education. For over 18 months now Dean has been working with the programme to deliver its hospitality programmes to pupils aged 12-16.

Also Dean holds a level four certificate in Food Safety awarded by the RSPH and works with the enterprise unit at the university in delivering Food Safety Level two and three qualifications to both the university and those in the trade on behalf of the RSPH. The RSPH (Royal Society of Public Health) is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity dedicated to the improvement of the public's health and wellbeing. The company helps inform policy and practice, working to educate, empower and support communities and individuals to live healthily and Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of its members.