Back in Auckland after an amazing trip to Adelaide, South Australia today’s post is a photo journal of the highlights of the first ever residential programme for Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, a post graduate online course.
Fifteen of the one hundred students came together in Adelaide from across Australia and New Zealand for four days of immersion in food, wine and tourism:
- Workshops and lectures
- Excursions to farmers markets, wineries and artisan producers
- Behind the scene tours and tastings
- Wining and dining at leading bars and restaurants
- Exploring South Australia’s gastronomic tourism industry
Peel Street Kitchen for lunch
Udder Delights - cheese tasting at bronze winner in 2014 National Tourism Awards
ChocoVino - Hahndorf Hill Winery - chocolate and wine pairings
Press* food & wine - shared dinner at the end of a long day
DAY 3 - Barossa Valley Tour
Tour of Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa Valley followed by lunch at FINO
Lunch at Fino At Seppeltsfield
Tour of vineyards and tasting at Jacob's Creek Wines
Farewell Lunch at La Bonne Table
What I enjoyed the most was getting to know the other participants – students past and present, lecturers and guest speakers – people as passionate about food and local tourism as I am. With varied backgrounds from teachers, lawyers and marketers to tourism officers, winery and event managers to chefs, caterers and even a wagyu farmer, the desire to learn, grow and promote local food tourism was at the heart of our programme.
While going back to university was a shock to the system, I’m very much looking forward to the next paper or unit as the Australians call them. If anyone would like to know more about the course or has any questions then please get in touch.