FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND HOME ECONOMICS SCHOOL TRIPS
Whatever the focus of your proposed Food Technology tour, the world is most definitely your oyster! With a wide range of fantastic food-related excursions available across Europe, one of our tailor-made Food Technology tours is bound to inspire any budding chef! Whether it’s a shorter culinary tour to Northern France or a longer tour to discover the delicacies of Spain or Italy, there will be something to appeal to all tastes. Our Food Technology tours can also be combined with the Modern Foreign Languages departments in your school to create an interdisciplinary tour, giving pupils the opportunity to learn more about another country’s history, culture and cuisine.
We can tailor-make your Food Technology tour to any destination, but if you need a little inspiration, why not click on the links below to look at some of our most popular destination pages? Please note that the following pages are just a sample; please contact us if you would like information on any destination not listed here.
With a comprehensive range of food-related excursions, the Côte d’Opale is our first-choice destination for Food Technology tours. Suitable for both primary and secondary level, our excursions will demonstrate a wide range of practical food skills, methods and processes. Choose from traditional bread and pastry making at a Boulangerie or crêpe-making at a local restaurant, discover production processes at sweet and chocolate factories in the region, and learn about the traditional methods still used at local goat cheese and snail farms. We can also arrange cookery lessons and allow time for a visit to one of the region’s many bustling food markets. Highly recommended. Please click here to visit our Côte d’Opale page.
Why not experience French culinary flair during one of our Food Technology tours to Normandy? We offer a wide range of excursions in the area, where groups can learn about production processes at a caramel factory or chocolate museum and participate in hands-on workshops at a traditional bakery. Not-to-be-missed are visits to the region’s ever-popular goat cheese farms, where groups can meet the goats and learn how their cheese is produced using traditional methods, followed by time at an apple orchard and Calvados brewery, where groups have the opportunity to taste the produce. There is also an array of delightful food markets, as well as regional-specific food-related industries, such as the copper pan industry of Villedieu-le-Poeles. Our Food Technology tours to Normandy can also be combined with a French or History focus. Please click here to visit our Normandy page.
We offer tours to a number of exciting Christmas Markets across Europe, all of which can be tailored to include a culinary focus. Lille is a popular choice for its proximity to Calais; not only can groups sample the festive French treats while browsing the market’s stalls, we can also arrange visits to a nearby waffle factory or sweet factory. Bruges, with its Christmas market and Belgian chocolate shops, and the Côte d’Opale, with its numerous food-related excursions are only a short journey away. Further afield is Cologne, with its delicious Schokoladenmuseum where groups can participate in chocolate-making workshops and explore the secrets of chocolate; the city is also home to six wonderful Christmas markets, where the scents of Glühwein, Lebkuchen and other festive treats fill the air. Please click here to visit our Christmas markets page.
BARCELONA AND THE COSTA BRAVA
As well as offering a Spanish Language and Art focus, Barcelona and the Costa Brava are a fantastic destination for Food Technology tours. Following one of our tailor-made itineraries, students can learn all about the history and intricacies of delicious traditional Spanish cuisine, including Paella, Tapas, and Churros y Chocolate, through a specialised cookery class or guided tour. Highly recommended are visits to the bustling Boquería food market in central Barcelona, with its row-upon-row of every fruit and vegetable imaginable; not to mention vineyards and cava distilleries, chocolate, biscuit and sweet factories, and the famous Damm brewery, all of which will give students an insight into the production methods used. Please click here to visit our Barcelona and the Costa Brava page.
Synonymous with delicious cuisine throughout the world, Italy, particularly the Naples and Sorrento area, is a highly recommended destination for students wishing to practise their cookery skills. During one of our tailor-made Food Technology tours, groups can enjoy a cookery class with a local chef (and of course eat their creations). In addition, we offer our groups the opportunity to learn about the processes involved in the production of traditional Italian fare, including olive oil, mozzarella, pasta, and perhaps most exciting of all, gelato! Perfect on its own or combined with an Italian Language or Classics focus, our Food Technology tours to Southern Italy will guarantee a memorable experience for students. Please click here to visit our Southern Italy page.