School Food Technology day Trip to Paris
France is world-renowned for its cuisine, making Paris the ideal location for a food technology trip.
There is a wide variety of visits on offer; some of the most popular amongst school food technology groups include a demonstration at a local boulangerie, a visit to the huge Rungis Wholesale Market and a cookery demonstration at a catering school. Paris is the perfect city for your students to expand their ideas and improve their designing and making skills.
Depart from school
Arrive in Paris (day to be spent exploring on foot or by public transport)
On arrival group to visit a Parisian Boulangerie
Time to buy lunch
Group to have a Food Walking Tour
Time for sightseeing
Coach to collect group and depart Paris
|Arrive back at school|
During your visit to this modern French bakery, your group will be taught all about the different products, have a tour of the bakery and pastry lab and have the chance to taste four different kinds of bread. Each student will be given a croissant or pain au chocolate to conclude the visit. Please note, visits are only given in French.
The largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products! Students will be shown an audio-visual presentation and given a tour of the food halls with English speaking guides. The market sells meat, fruit, vegetables, milk products, plants and flowers.
Labelling and packaging
Understanding the need for different types of equipment and temperatures for the storage of food
Think you know everything about chocolate? Think again! At Choco-Story in Paris, discover everything you need to know about the history of chocolate and how it is created; try a selection of chocolates and pick your favourite, meet the Chocolatiers and watch them create a selection of chocolates in a live demonstration, make your own chocolate to take home with you and see fan...
Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello is an ex-journalist who has decided to dedicate herself full-time to her cookery school. She has written food articles for more than 10 years has written and contributed to several cookery books. Esprit Cuisine was created in 2004 and is known for the fresh products used in the creations, as well as Nathaly's flair for the use of colour and seasonal produce. You...
Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products
Working as part of a team
General making skills
This "delicious" walk in the predominantly residential neighbourhood of the Latin Quarter will allow you to discover a farmers' market, the lively gourmet shops of the rue Mouffetard as well as some of the best bakers, cheese shops and regional speciality boutiques of the capital. During this tour, your guide will be sharing all their secrets and knowledge on how to c...
Selecting and combining foods/ingredients
The historian of the Flo Group, Georges Viaud, will conduct you on a private visit around the famous Brasserie La Coupole, where your group will find out more about the success behind this prestigious brasserie and the Flo group. Students will also be able to see how such a busy kitchen works.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
All students thoroughly enjoyed the trip - Halsbury were very well organised and always willing to help. The boulangerie tour is an absolute must for all food trips!
Martha's Café in Paris was excellent and fab location. Pupils loved free time around Place du Tertre in Montmartre and the view of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero at night. We spent the whole day and evening (until 11pm) in the city, which the pupils loved. We visited Vimy Ridge as a break on the way back, stopping for a picnic lunch. This was the coach driver's idea and we will do this again.
I would not hesitate to recommend Halsbury and their team for an outstanding itinerary and very well-organised trip.
It is good to go to Paris at this time of the year (early March), as although there are always tourists, the attractions were not over-crowded. We used the Flunch restaurant for a pre-booked meal and this was very good value and also interesting as an experience.The group facilities are good at the Louvre and also at the Pompidou Centre.
The hotel management was very friendly and helpful. Service in the restaurant was quick and efficient. The food was of a good standard with very adequate portions and breakfast was plentiful. All the excursions went according to plan. The driver was excellent. He knew alot about Paris and how to get from A to B quickly. The coach was also very comfortable.
Paris is a great place for an art trip and, if you're going to do it, I would recommend that you do it with Halsbury! We were very impressed by all aspects of the trip; travel was easy with the detailed info we received, accommodation good and all visits to galleries etc. facilitated by Halsbury's pre-booking. Suggestion: just across the bridge (South) from Notre Dame Cathedral there is a maze of little backstreets with lots of restaurants offering cheap but very good food...we came across it by accident, lovely lunch!
Fantastic support from the office and everything was meticulously organised. Having the two-day Paris Visite card was brilliant. Thanks again for helping us organise a great trip!
The trip was excellent and the pick up points enabled us to see Paris's best monuments and areas.