Gidleigh Park, the quintessential country house, nestled in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of the wilds of Dartmoor, is home to academy founder, Michael Caines MBE. Gidleigh hosts one of the finest cellars in the UK, holding over 1,300 bins!
The academy were taken on a tour of the hotel and the kitchens, the wine cellar and a variety of rooms, they were then given a talk by Michael on the menu and how the kitchen is ran. Michael also hosted and Q&A session.
The students left inspired, they had discovered a lot about the business works, seeing first hand that working in such a high quality hotel is hard work, including the level of detail that goes into everything! They were also amazed at how good quality food can be produced in a small kitchen!