Food Technology

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    Learn the art of cheese making in Normandy on a food technology school trip.
  • food technology school trip to Barcelona
    Barcelona's bustling Boqueria Market.
  • Dublin school trip
    The Guinness Storehouse is a popular visit on a school trip to Dublin.
  • food technology school trip to Normandy
    Calvados & Pommeau - another gastronomic tradition of Normandy.
  • food technology school trip to Cologne
    Cologne plays host to a fabulous Chocolate Museum.

Terrific visit with excellent English-speaking guide. The boys loved seeing the buffalos, the milking area, the cheese making, the leather goods, the museum and the mozzarella tasting. SC, St Martin's School

Learning the science behind baking a cake is all well and good, but leave the classroom (and the supermarket) behind on a Food Technology school trip and you’ll soon encounter a world of gastronomic greatness, discovering where and how staple produce and local delicacies are produced. From Calvados and Cava to caramels and camembert, we can organise visits to farms, factories and production plants to tie in with your foodie theme.

Learn the process behind the production of Italian buffalo mozzarella, goats’ cheese and Normandy brie. Taste oysters in Cancale, Brittany. Visit a traditional French snail farm, or artisan boulangerie on the Opal Coast. Practise your pizza making prowess, tour Cologne’s chocolate museum or the chocolate shops of Brussels. Dublin, too, provides excellent food-themed visits in the form of the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery.

Or why not practise your language skills amidst the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s famous Boqueria food market or perhaps try a tapas tour in Valencia.

Suggested Food Technology School Trip Itineraries

Whether you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region or are looking to combine two destinations (Opal Coast and Normandy, for example) to really bring the subject of Food Technology to life, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of specialist culinary subject matter, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a Food Technology school trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.

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Barcelona & Catalonia

640px-La_BoqueriaBarcelona represents the ideal educational tour destination, combining art and architecture with history, heritage and Catalan culture, all perfectly topped off with a vibrant atmosphere, fabulous food and sightseeing opportunities galore. Be sure to taste tapas and experience the Boqueria market. Cookery courses and visits to a chocolate producer are also possibilities.

Brittany

A region identified by its rugged coastline, prehistoric menhirs, Celtic culture and medieval towns, Brittany has much to offer students considering a school trip to France. For those studying Food Technology, why not consider a trip to the oyster farms and markets of Cancale, barter at Dinan’s weekly market or learn the art of making traditional galettes bretonnes?

Cologne

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACologne may only be the fourth largest of Germany’s cities, but it’s also the oldest with a history dating back to Roman times. Dominated by its formidable cathedral, Cologne offers an interesting mix of history, culture, commerce and carnival and is a very attractive destination for educational tours. The Chocolate Museum is a must on a Food Technology school trip.

Florence

Central Market - Florence (c) Rufus46 - smallBirthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, not to mention the dynamic centre of the Italian Renaissance, the influence of Florence’s forefathers can be seen in abundance throughout this well-preserved and thoroughly beautiful city. Why not use the opportunity to explore Tuscany in a bit more detail, visiting perhaps the beautiful towns and cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

Normandy

6323-Calvados-pommeau-gastronomie (c) Calvados Tourisme-(c) www.calvados-tourisme - smallNormandy is one of the best known areas of France and certainly one of the most popular, not least because of its easy accessibility from the UK. There’s no shortage of options here for a Food Technology school trip, with visits to snail farms, calvados and Benedictine distilleries, camembert producers, caramel and chocolate factories and bread-making demonstrations all potential options.

Paris

Restaurant Menu (c) G Targat CRT Paris-Ile-de-FranceParis effortlessly combines grand neoclassical buildings, glorious monuments and a never-ending selection of museums and attractions that delight even the most seasoned traveller. Whatever the age, whatever the subject, Paris caters for all. And with France’s unrivalled reputation for cuisine par excellence, there’s no shortage of food-themed visits to enjoy.

Valencia

Paella (c) TVCB Valencia - smallValencia been making a name for itself in recent years on the cultural front, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Add to that a wide array of flights from across the UK, not to mention its gastronomic credentials as the birthplace of paella, and it makes for a most attractive food technology school trip destination!

Bay of Naples

Mozzarella (c) Fototeca ENIT, Sandro Bedessi - smallPut together, the Bay of Naples and Sorrento peninsula are simply one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of Europe, having attracted visitors in their masses for centuries. Those on a Food Technology school trip might like to visit a buffalo farm and discover the process of making mozzarella. Cookery and pizza-making courses are also available here.

Brussels

(c)Milo-profi.be - smallBrussels is a fabulous city where traditional Flemish architecture goes hand in hand with an abundance of Art Nouveau and space-age structures. Yet amidst the beautiful buildings and political institutions, there’s opportunity aplenty to learn about (and sample!) Belgium’s wide array of gastronomic delicacies, be they of the moules-frites, waffle or chocolate variety.

Dublin

Guinness Storehouse 4 - smallA hop and a skip across the Irish Sea, Dublin is a treasure trove of historical, literary and drinkable delights. A popular addition to any Dublin school trip itinerary is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Students with a special interest in food and drink might also like to learn more about whisky distilling at the Old Jameson Distillery and sample traditional Irish fare.

New York

M&M's_World_NYC_smallThere’s nowhere quite like New York, probably the most exhilarating and cosmopolitan city in the world. Amidst all the must-see sights of the Big Apple, why not take a food-themed tour of one or more of New York’s different districts such as Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market, Union Square Greenmarket, the Meatpacking District, Little Italy or even Chinatown.

Opal Coast

marché_place_vignon - Boulogne - smallIt is not just the short and easy journey from the UK which makes the Opal Coast one of the most popular destinations for school groups. Students will experience a different language and culture, in addition to having the opportunity to visit a host of interesting places including snail farms, goats cheese producers, boulangers and sweet factories.

Sicily

Lemons (c) Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano - smallEurope’s largest island, Sicily is a veritable melting pot of delights, be they archaeological treasures, fascinating wonders of the natural world or locally-produced, traditional delicacies. With its diverse landscapes and year-round Mediterranean climate, Sicily is renowned for its lemon harvests. It’s also famous for its sweet Marsala wines and delicious pastries.

Food Technology school trip images courtesy of M. McNully, www.milo-profi.be, Fototeca ENIT, Sandro Bedessi, Vito Arcomano, tourismebretagne-photos.com, Jacqueline Piriou, Tourismus Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V., Rufus46, Calvados Tourisme, CRT Paris Ile-de-France, G Targat, TVCB Valencia, www.turisvalencia.es.