Foodie Themed Gap Years

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.


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Commis Chef

Commis Chef


Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Seasonal Chef / Cook

Seasonal Chef / Cook


Now Recruiting for the season! CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are looking for an experienced or qualified chef/cook who can lead a small team of non-catering assistants in preparing and serving quality meals for up to 200 stude
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Make an enquiry with Club Correze




Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Porter


You will be an integral part of the overseas Hotel Team, ensuring our customers’ expectations are exceeded at every opportunity. Reporting to the Head chef and Assistant/Hotel Managers, you are responsible for the hygiene and safety standards within our Hotels Kitchens.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Head Chef

Head Chef


You will oversee and run every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Managing a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you will take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Mountain Chef-Training Course

Mountain Chef-Training Course


An intense course, giving you kitchen confidence and the practical training you need to truly amaze your guests and manage your chalet kitchen safely and confidently. Mountain Chefs specialise in providing Chalet Chef Cookery Courses. Our open-plan kitchens provide the perfect learning environmen
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Make an enquiry with Mountain Chefs

Chalet Cooks Course

Chalet Cooks Course


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.
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Make an enquiry with Abinger Cookery School

University Basics Cookery Course

University Basics Cookery Course


Is ordering a take-away the sum total of your culinary excellence? Does having a dinner party mean splitting a frozen pizza? Come and join us in the kitchen and you will soon not only be fending for yourself but also impressing friends and family with your new culinary repertoire and skills.
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Make an enquiry with Flora's Kitchen

Chalet and Villa Cookery Course

Chalet and Villa Cookery Course


You may feel you have nailed the fluffy souffle or can knock up a pretty mean curry but have you got what it takes to work in the industry? If you have already got the basics under your belt, this course will help you refine and extend these skills so that nothing will faze you in the kitchen.
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Make an enquiry with Flora's Kitchen

Chef De partie

Chef De partie


Working closely with every member of the kitchen team The Chef De Partie (CDP) will be responsible for the smooth running of any of the sections within the Kitchen. Sections may include Prep, Stock and Larder, Starters, Grill and Mains or Desserts.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Cook

Cook


Join modern catering enterprises at PGL's activity centres across the UK. set up to deliver excellence in both service and food, you'll work in a supportive environment and have a fantastic time.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

South East Asia Gap Year Semester Program
SPECIAL OFFER!

South East Asia Gap Year Semester Program


This 10 week South East Asia Program incorporates various service learning projects such as elephant conservation & volunteering with a school. In addition expect a meditation retreat, rock climbing, caving, trekking, river boat, tubing, jungle exploring, visiting temples, muay thai & cookery class
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Make an enquiry with Pacific Discovery

Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program
SPECIAL OFFER!

Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program


On this 10 week program in Nepal&Tibet you experience Nepali language&culture immersion whilst home-staying in a rural village.You'll have the opportunity to volunteer on a community development project, trek Annapurna circuit, study yoga&meditation, raft down Kali Gandaki & visit Everest Base Camp.
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Make an enquiry with Pacific Discovery

The Mountain Cookery School

The Mountain Cookery School


The ski chalet-focused Mountain Cookery School is THE place to learn to become an A* chalet host. 1 week courses on-location in Tignes include all you need to succeed - transfers from Geneva, private accommodation, all food, equipment and course materials. Prices start from £649 for 7 days...
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Make an enquiry with Skiworld

Seasonal Chef / Cook

Seasonal Chef / Cook


Now Recruiting for the season! CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are looking for an experienced or qualified chef/cook who can lead a small team of non-catering assistants in preparing and serving quality meals for up to 200 stude
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Club Correze

Sous Chef

Sous Chef


Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Housekeepers / Kitchen Assistants

Housekeepers / Kitchen Assistants


Now Recruiting for the 2019 season! CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are looking for individuals who have excellent customer service skills and who enjoy working with children.
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Make an enquiry with Club Correze

Commis Chef

Commis Chef


Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements