Professional Cookery and Patisserie students from Granton Campus took a new culinary experience visiting a globally renowned food academy and taking in the Pastry World Cup on a recent trip to the continent.
Two groups who train at the college’s Apprentice restaurant headed to Italy to improve their skills and expand their knowledge.
Level 3 Professional Cookery students, led by Jack Evans, visited the Food Genius Academy in Milan to learn more about Italian cuisine and how to cook it. The main aim for the students was to hone their practical skills with guidance from the academy lecturers, spending time preparing dishes such as fresh pasta and traditional Italian meat courses.
The trip was supported by the Edinburgh College Development Trust, the independent charity that supports students at the college, through its Student Group Grants fund. The Development Trust donated £5,000 to fund the experience.
In addition 12 Level 7 Patisserie students are visited Turin for four days, the highlights of which were spectating at the Pastry World Cup and visiting a variety of chocolate specialists, food and drink exhibitions and the largest outdoor markets in Italy.
See photos from their trip below.