Experience on the menu for Catering in Valencia

Erasmus placement saw group of students work hard in Spanish food businesses

Catering students from Grantham got a taste for Spanish cuisine after completing a series of work placements over two weeks in Valencia. 

The group, which consisted of a mix of Level 2 and 3 students, were accompanied on the Erasmus journey to the Spanish city by tutors Hazel Gunby, Tracey West and Richard White.

The placement involved working in a variety of settings, from bakeries, patisseries and restaurants.

Students were given the chance to contrast and compare the diet of Spanish people with more familiar British meals.

Level 2 Catering student Emily Skerritt admitted she had never been abroad before the trip, but is delighted she took part and wanted to encourage others to do the same. 

She said: “I really enjoyed the full experience. You would regret not going if you had the chance.”

Emidio Curado, who is on the Level 3 course, added: “This is my last year at college, and I’m gutted I can’t go again.”