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Venture Catering, a division of PRC Ventures is a freshly prepared, food focused business which produces great food and provides excellent service. Venture Catering is structured as a learning company where our experienced and enthusiastic staff showcases their skills and provides opportunities for apprentices to work with them and learn from to gain valuable industry experience.   

PRC Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Peterborough Regional College. 

PRC Venture Recruiting now for Apprentice Hospitality Team Member and Commis Chef


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Our Latest Blog Entries

An ongoing series of informational entries

Breakfast with Santa

24th November, 1st, 8th, & 15th December 2018

Santa Clause has agreed to visit Becket's Tea Room during his busy schedule before Christmas Eve. Come and have breakfast with Santa @ 9am on any of these days. To book a place visit Becket's Tea Room or telephone 07702 948216.

Nominated for Café of the Year

10th November 2018

Becket's Tea Room has been nominated for Café of the Year, through the Evening Telegraph. We need your support by filling in the nomination form found in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

Peterborough Cathedral Silent Disco

7th December 2018

Back by popular demand the Peterborough Cathedral will be holding a Silent Disco on the 7th December between 7pm - 9pm. Please visit the link below for more details. http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/143/section.aspx/142/christmas_disco

Peterborough Cathedral Christmas Market

1st December 2018

find that special present for that special loved one by visiting the Christmas Marking taking place at the Peterborough Cathedral on the 1st December between 10am - 4.30pm. Please visit the link below for more details. http://


Becket's Tea Room Closure

23rd January 2019

Becket’s Tea Room, the café within Peterborough Cathedral Precincts, is to close this week.

The Tea Room opened in April 2016 as a collaboration between the Cathedral and Venture Catering, a division of Peterborough Regional College (PRC) Ventures, with any profits shared equally between PRC and the Cathedral.

Paul Tapparno-Clark of Venture Catering said:

“It has been a privilege to be the first to run Becket’s Tea Room following the Becket Chapel’s internal refurbishment in 2016 and it has been wonderful to use it as a training ground for PRC students working alongside our professional catering staff. However, visitor numbers have fluctuated and despite a number of loyal customers there was insufficient business to continue trading. Whilst PRCV has done all it can to support staff at this time, sadly we have had to make a number redundant.”

Andrew Roberts, the Cathedral Administrator said:

“We would like to thank Venture Catering for all their hard work in setting up and establishing the Tea Room. We are also grateful to the loyal customers who have visited regularly and would like to assure them that we are exploring various options so that we can continue to offer hospitality to Cathedral visitors.”

The site of the Tea Room, the Becket Chapel, dates substantially from around 1320 and incorporates the remains of a building constructed in the 1170s to house holy relics from St Thomas Becket. In 1541 the Chapel became the new King’s School and remained so until 1885 when it became the first home for Peterborough Museum. Since then it has been used as a Chapter House, meeting room and rehearsal space for the Cathedral Choir, as well as a café run by volunteers during the 1990s.

The Tea Room’s last day will be Wednesday 23rd January, when it will close at 3.00pm.

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