Food is one of Denmark’s largest technical colleges within the hotel, restaurant and catering industry with more than 2,500 Chefs, Kitchen Assistants, Waiters, Hotel Receptionists, Bakers and Butchers being trained by our dedicated teaching staff every year.
Food offers a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes within the field of Youth Education, leading to nationally approved qualifications & specialisations, which are recognised internationally as well. In addition to this, we deliver a large and versatile selection of continuous and in-service training for employees in the industry based on demand.
At Food, we currently employ 40 vocational teachers and have at our disposal a top modern school built in the late sixties and fully renovated in 2005. Our training kitchens, restaurant, bakery and butchers workshops are fitted with modern food production and preparation equipment to resemble the realities of the industry, and to create an environment, which is conducive to the learning processes of our young students and adult course participants.
A part of TECHCOLLEGE
Food College Aalborg is a part of TECHCOLLEGE – previously known as Aalborg Technical College. Founded more than 200 years ago, TECHCOLLEGE is one of the largest VET institutions in Denmark. In our new organisational set-up, TECHCOLLEGE provides overall management and administration, and delivers cross-cutting service functions to the group of trade related, professional colleges like Food.
The global challenge
Danish VET colleges have a long tradition of being engaged in international cooperation projects. The idea is to open the minds of both teachers, course participants and students to the world, and to ensure that we equip our graduates with the international competencies which are needed in the globalised labour market.
Food is currently involved in cooperation and professional student competitions with hotel and catering colleges in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. This takes place in the context of EU programmes (like Leonardo and Comenius) and under the auspices of the European Association of Hotel & Tourism Schools (AEHT), which the department is a member of.
A Danish support scheme, ‘Work Placement Abroad’ (in Danish “PIU”), makes it possible for Danish VET students to do all – or part of – the company based training included in their chosen VET Programme abroad. Our International Coordinator at Food is promoting the use of this unique opportunity further among our students, and he is continuously working to engage the college further in other types of international cooperation projects.