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How to become an apprentice in Europe

SweetBrioche's picture

How to become an apprentice in Europe

Hey all! I'm an apprentice at my neighborhood bakery. Next year I'm going to Europe for a wedding and I figured since I am there I should apprentice for a while and then go check out the culinary olympics in October (spectator, of course). The problem is I don't know where to start looking or if there is some way I can make a connection before I get there so I dont' start go there in the dark. Any thoughts as to persons (I figured in Italy, France and Germany), places and things so I don't go roaming Europe in the dark after learning a language I don't need? Thanks!

foodslut's picture

how's your Italian, French or German?  Not an expert on labour mobility, but I'm guessing not knowing the languages would limit your opportunities to find an apprenticeship or placement.

drmillsjr's picture

I got my nephew an apprenticeship in Switzerland in a fantastic artisan bakery last Summer. They were very happy with him. Do you speak any German?

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Best regards,

Don Mills

Founder, Black Borest Breads