School Food Technology Trip to Brussels
Belgium is world-renowned for its chocolate and beer, making Brussels the ideal location for a food technology trip.
With a wide variety of visits on offer, from a demonstration at a local chocolaterie, a visit to the huge Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction or a tour of one of the local breweries such as Stella Artois in nearby Leuven, there is almost too much to choose from! A cookery demonstration at a local catering school can also be organised on request.
Arrive in Brussels
Time to walk around the town and buy lunch
Visit to the museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
|Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal|
|Day 2||Visit Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction||
Group to visit Stella Artois Brewery
Arrive in Calais
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 1 night's half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Any other inclusions such as visits and excursions
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
During your visit to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, you will learn about the origins of the chocolate, starting with the beans cultivated by the Aztecs to then be offered to their Gods. The museum shows the different phases in the production process and these are also explained. You will also see the creation of hand-made “praline”. A visit to the museum will includ...
Mechelen is at the centre of Belgium’s principal market region. The Mechelse Veilingen, some of the largest fruit and vegetable auctions in Northern Europe, are located just North of the city in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. The staff handle up to 3,000 tons of vegetables per day. The guide will tell you about the history of the world of auctions, how the system of auctions functions, the rout...
Visit this traditional Belgian brewery to see how beer has been brewed for centuries. Red copper containers, barrels - some of them more than 100 years old - and walls of bottles constitute the scenery for your visit. You will get the chance to see the brewing, bottling and how barrels are cleaned. In summer, it may also be possible to view how fruit beers are made.
Manufacturing/large scale production
Proud of its experience and know-how in personalised chocolates, Concept Chocolate is delighted to offer you an opportunity to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Time-honoured production, natural products, 100% cocoa butter and respect for the great tradition of Belgian chocolate are the qualities that have made the chocolaterie the specialist in personalised chocolate and packagin...
Labelling and packaging
The Stella Artois brewery is situated in the university city of Louvain, where six centuries of brewing tradition and latest technology stand for a refreshing and thirst-quenching quality beer: Stella Artois. During your visit to the brewery, you will discover all the secrets of the brewing process. You will visit the brewing hall, the filtration and the filling plant, where you can witness how b...
Manufacturing/large scale production
Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.
Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.
There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.
Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
'De Blauwput' is a brand new hostel in the historical university town of Leuven. It is non-smoking throughout and wheelchair-accessible.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.
Breakfast is served every day, packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.
The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.