Savouring UK's Rich Heritage

Embark on a Culinary Journey in the UK

January 4 – 18, 2025
Apply By
September 30, 2024

AUD $4990/USD $3290

Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad in United Kingdom

Programme Overview

Embark on a 2-week experiential learning programme that explores the diverse culinary arts and hospitality in the United Kingdom. As a vibrant melting pot of cultures, the UK boasts a food culture that spans from timeless traditional dishes to cutting-edge culinary innovations. Through this programme, you will not only gain a taste of diverse cuisines but also an understanding of the UK’s myriad culinary practices.

Learn the operational and marketing strategies of food markets, restaurants, and street food businesses. Throughout the 2-week culinary study abroad programme, you will sample a variety of cuisines, learn to prepare select dishes through hands-on cooking workshops, and network with food experts to gain insights on the UK’s innovative food practices. Additionally, you will also learn how sustainable practices in food production and distribution can contribute to global efforts such as responsible consumption and zero hunger. 

Key Programme Elements

Explore Culinary Arts & Hospitality

  • Sample a wide range of cuisines.
  • Visit vibrant food markets and local eateries.
  • Interact with food business owners and experts.

Learn Sustainability in Food Business

  • Volunteer at soup kitchen.
  • Learn sustainable practices in food industry.
  • Understand culinary innovation addressing global issues.

Engage in Active Learning

  • Enhance culinary skills through the cooking workshop.
  • Participate in a Culinary Innovation Group project.
  • Create a mini-business plan tailored to the food industry.

UN Sustainable Development Goals in Action for this Program

Goal 2: Zero Hunger – Engaging in meaningful volunteering at local soup kitchens allows students to contribute to addressing food insecurity and hunger within communities. 

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being- Sampling a wide range of cuisines can promote diverse and nutritious diets, contributing to better health outcomes.

Goal 4: Quality Education – Interacting with food experts and experiencing different culinary traditions provides valuable educational insights into global food systems and cultural diversity.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Learning about the food industry and culinary arts can help students understand opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship within the sector.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Linking experiences with the SDGs encourages reflection on how culinary innovation can promote responsible consumption practices and reduce food waste.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Collaborating with local communities and organisations during volunteer activities fosters partnerships for sustainable development and community empowerment.

Programme Snapshot

United Kingdom

AUD $4990/USD $3290

Undergraduate Students

Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Gastronomy Studies, Cultural Studies with a focus on food and cuisine, Tourism and Travel Management with an interest in culinary tourism, Sustainable Development Studies with a focus on food sustainability, Sociology, Anthropology

Programme Date
Application Deadline
Early Bird Discount (5%) Deadline
January 4 – 18, 2025
September 30, 2024
August 31, 2024
June 21- July 4, 2025
March 31, 2025
February 28, 2025
January 3 to 16, 2026
September 30, 2025
August 31, 2025

Programme Highlights

Learning Outcomes

Cultivate Culinary Curiosity and Openness

Gain exposure to a wide range of food markets and local eateries, prompting questions and discussions about different food origins.

Identify and Appreciate Culinary Diversity

Document and reflect on the unique flavours and traditions experienced at various UK restaurants representing global cuisines.

Comprehend the Food Business

Engage with food business owners and staff during visits, gaining insights into operation and management strategies.

Value Sustainability

Participate in volunteer work at soup kitchens and NGOs; observe and discuss sustainable practices in food production and distribution.

Develop Entrepreneurial Skills in the Food Industry

Create a mini-business plan or concept during cooking classes, incorporating knowledge from programme experiences.

Sample Itinerary

*Please note that the itinerary is provided as a sample and is subject to modifications.


AUD $4990/USD $3290

What’s Included:

Pre-departure sessions

Relevant lectures and workshops

Meetings and site visits with host organisations

Community engagement activities and cultural immersions

Housing on twin-share basis

All breakfasts, 2 lunches, welcome and farewell dinners

Airport transfers, activity, and meal transfers

24X7 Support

What’s Excluded:

FAQs About the Programme

Once you’ve filled out your details in the “Apply Now” form, we’ll review your application thoroughly. If we think you’re a suitable candidate, we will get in touch with you and make you an offer to join the program. Upon your payment of the programme deposit, your admission process will be finalised, and you will be officially enrolled in the programme.

You will gain the necessary skills to succeed in the professional world by participating in the hands-on culinary workshops, interacting with food experts, and learning about innovative food business methods in the programme. The programme also emphasises sustainable and responsible culinary practices, preparing you to contribute positively to the global food industry.

We prioritise the dietary needs and allergies of our participants when planning our program. To ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask participants to inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand, allowing us to make necessary arrangements in advance.

You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with food industry professionals, including chefs, restaurant owners, and food market managers. There will also be sessions with guest speakers during programme activities.

The safety of our participants is our top priority. We provide comprehensive safety briefings, 24/7 emergency support, and ensure accommodations and activities adhere to high safety standards. The programme group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24×7 during the programme. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training.  In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.

Ready To Take Action?

If you are ready to take your study experience to new heights, kindly fill out the “Apply Now” form or submit your enquiry through the “Enquire Now” form. Rest assured, we will promptly reach out to you.