A group of 12 catering students aged 18-21 came to Seville for a Level 3 course of professional chefs & Patisserie. They all worked in restaurants and bakeries all over the city from the 9th until the 25th of June, developing their catering skills whilst immersing themselves in Spanish culture.
Coming to Seville during the summer was a drastic change for many of the students, especially in terms of weather. When asked about how they adapted to Spanish life, the students mentioned the importance of drinking a lot of water and avoiding the outdoors during the hotter times of day. In addition to that, one of the participants emphasised the importance of:
“making sure that you embrace everything, allow[ing] the people to show you their culture and what they’re about. It makes it a lot easier and people are more accepting of you as well.”
During their stay, the students got acquainted with Seville by going on a historical tour of the city and visiting various tourist hotspots, including the Setas de Sevilla. Despite most accounts of their time here including the words ‘very hot’ and ‘sweaty’, the Leicester students all agree that the Seville placement was enjoyable and a “completely unforgettable experience”. Some mentioned the great local food as their favourite part and others talked about their exciting and fun adventures abroad.
For more information on the catering placement, visit the Leicester College website. We hope the students of Leicester College enjoyed their experience in Seville and bid them farewell! We are looking forward to seeing new faces on the next placement.
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Videographer: Caoilte Cahill
Photographer: Connor Wilson Payne
Content writer: Elina Nuutinen