Food College Aalborg is one of Denmark’s largest vocational colleges within the hotel, restaurant and catering industry with more than 2,500 Chefs, Catering Cooks, Waiters, Hotel Receptionists, Bakers and Butchers being trained by our dedicated teaching staff every year.
Food College Aalborg 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 College Aalborg, we currently employ 40 vocational teachers and have at our disposal a top modern school built in the late sixties and renovated in 2005 and 2011. 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 Tech College Aalborg
Food College Aalborg is a part of Tech College Aalborg – previously known as Aalborg Technical College. Founded more than 200 years ago, Tech College Aalborg is one of the largest VET institutions in Denmark. In our new organisational set-up, Tech College Aalborg provides overall management and administration, and delivers cross-cutting service functions to the group of trade related, professional colleges like Food College Aalborg.
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 College Aalborg has during the past few years been involved in cooperation and professional student competitions with hotel and catering colleges in Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Holland, Italy, Finland and Wales. 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 college 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 College Aalborg is promoting the use of this unique opportunity further among our students, and she is continuously working to engage the college further in other types of international cooperation projects.