John Cousins

John Cousins is a visiting Professor at the University of West London and the Director of The Food and Beverage Training Company, London.  A published academic with over 45 years’ experience in the hospitality industry: in industrial employment; education and training, and as a consultant.  Formerly Head of Ealing Hotel School with extensive and up-to-date external examining experience together with reviews and validations.  Maintains high level membership of the main hospitality and business and management professional bodies. Publications include being the lead author of the internationally best-selling textbooks: Food and Beverage Service and Food and Beverage Management.  

First name:
The Food and Beverage Training Company
Current Post:
Highest Qualification:
Subject Specialism
Hospitality, tourism and events, Hospitality operations management, Business and management subjects, Culinary Arts

Current Examiner Responsibilities

1. Name of Institution:
Shefflied Hallam University
1. Name of programme:
BSc. (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management, plus with Culinary Arts, with Conference and Events, and International Hotel and Resort Management
1. Examining Period (from/until)
2016 continuing
2. Name of Institution:
Brighton University
2. Name of programme:
Fdn and BA Hons Culinary Arts
2. Examining Period (from/until)
2013 - 2017

Postgraduate External Examiner Experience

1. Name of Institution:
1. Name of programme:
1. Examining Period (from/until)

Previous External Examining Experience

1. Name of Institution:
Bournemouth University
1. Name of programme:
BA Hons Hospitlaity Managment
1. Examining Period (from/until)
2010 - 2014
2. Name of Institution:
University of Ulster
2. Name of programme:
Hospitalty and Tourism Managment
2. Examining Period (from/until)
2008 - 2012
3. Name of Institution:
Les Roches Hotel School, Switzerland
3. Name of programme:
International Hospitlaity Management
3. Examining Period (from/until)
2003 - 2008
4. Name of Institution:
University of Wales
4. Name of programme:
Hospitality Management
4. Examining Period (from/until)
2002 - 2006
5. Name of Institution:
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
5. Name of programme:
Hospitlaity Managment
5. Examining Period (from/until)
2002 - 2006