Welcome to our new Culinary, Bachelor, and Master students.
Over two days in January, Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide treated our new students to a day out in the Adelaide Hills. Students and staff were able to interact in an informal setting, while exploring the stunning region of Adelaide.
The first group to enjoy the field trip was our Culinary and Bachelor cohort, who were collected from Regency Tafe and taken to Cleland Wildlife Park where it is possible to see over 120 native Australia animal species including kangaroos, emus, koalas and more. The weather was forecasted to be a very warm 39 degrees, but some cloud cover gave us some welcomed heat relief.
Next stop was lunch in Hanhdorf followed by some free time to stroll around one of South Australia’s most popular towns and enjoy its charm. While many visitors come to Hahndorf to get a glimpse of the past as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf is increasingly acknowledged for the modern and generally trendy place to wine and dine, or to just hang out with friends.
The following day, it was our new Master student’s turn to enjoy their Orientation Field Trip. With a similar itinerary, the first stop was also a visit to Cleland Wildlife Park. The weather could not have been more different to the previous day’s, with a cool 23 degrees.
This group also enjoyed some free time in Hahndorf, followed by a wine tasting experience at boutique vineyard, Hahndorf Hill Winery. The Adelaide Hills produces some of the finest cold-climate wines, world-wide, and this winery is growing and pioneering many of its grape varieties.
Both field trips proved to be great fun, with most students having their first ever encounter with a kangaroo, koala, and emu! Many a photo was taken, and many a memory was made.
What a fabulous start to their studies, as they embark on their new journey with Le Cordon Bleu.