Cooking your way around the world with these amazing culinary Gap Year Adventures.
We have all instagrammed a meal or two, but for some people, food is more of an obsession. If the ability to combine your love of food with your gap year travel plans sounds too good to be true, this is the page for you!
The obvious choice is to sign up and make a specialist cookery course part of your plans. As well as making the food, you will learn skills ranging from sourcing ingredients to pairing food with wine. These cookery courses are often residential and may count towards the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. The chalet cookery courses could even help you land a ski season job.
If you are simply looking for places to travel where you can eat great food, you really are spoilt for choice. Top foodie destinations include India, Vietnam, China and Malaysia, but why not time your trip to coincide with some of the world's biggest food festivals - Pizza Fest in Naples, Savour in Singapore, Canada's Ribfest, the huge Vegetarian festival in Thailand, or South Africa's annual food and wine event.
Chalet Cooks Course
Gap Year Provider: Abinger Cookery School, Surrey
At the Abinger you'll build your confidence and culinary skills and learn to create and present contemporary dishes to a fine-dining standard. We love to have fun with food and all of our courses are hands-on, practical and inspired! We offer both 5 & 10 Day Chalet Cooks Courses.
workaseason - Chalet Cookery Course
Gap Year Provider: Workaseason, Godalming, Surrey
Our course offers •Training in kitchen management, knife skills and food awareness •Theory modules and guidance in catering for specialist diets •Timekeeping and time management skills •Qualified and specialist chef trainer •Practical training in food hygiene awareness •A good grou
Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix
Chamonix Mont Blanc
We are looking for dynamic kitchen/chalet staff to join our team in Chamonix for the Summer season. Our Summer program runs from mid May until the end of September. We are looking for staff with industry experience who love the mountains.
Summer Alps Chef
We are recruiting a confident, experienced catering professional to support the Head Chef in the running of a successful kitchen operation, ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene and training and motivating the small team by sharing enthusiasm for all things food.
Chef - 23rd March - 9th August 2017
We're looking for a positive, motivated and experienced Chef at our Suffolk based centre, Walnutree Manor. In this role you will provide good quality food to staff and children aged 6 to 18 years of age. This will include breakfast, lunch and dinner for a maximum 300 covers daily in busy period
Chalet Host Cookery Course
At The Hive Cookery School we run one and two week courses in the French Alps, teaching aspiring chalet hosts how to be the best in the business! We teach all you need to know to run a chalet confidently and capably, and help you to secure work with reputable ski companies.
Wyld Seasonaire Cookery Course
Wandsworth London SW18
Over 2 weeks you will: *Develop your cookery skills & build recipe repertoire *Create a great CV & hone your interview skills *Know your A-Z of kitchen safety & time management *Put together Meal Plans on a budget. *Get the inside track on house-keeping tips & service skills
Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. After this fun packed orientation you will be able to begin on your volunteer project, from Teaching, Conservation, Construction or Healthcare.
Two-year Hotel Management degree
The Edge Hotel School offers a two-year Hotel Management degree with real experience as part of the course in a 4* hotel. With start dates in February and September you can start when it is best for you, whether you are just returning from some time out or hoping to get your degree before you go.
Looking for something else? We have plenty more gap year ideas to inspire you.