A key part of the Michael Caines Academy course is the exposure to a range of exciting opportunities and unique experiences. These include, guest demonstrations from visiting Chefs and food organisations, student visits to a range of hotels, top class restaurants, food producers and culinary establishments. Previous opportunities have included; cooking live at the South West Festival of Food and Drink; practical workshops with Michael Caines MBE, demonstrations from baristas, abattoirs, environmental health and farm producers; and visits to Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, Coombe House and Gidleigh Park. All Michael Caines Academy students will complete a six week practical work experience placement in a catering or hospitality setting of their choice. In addition to the above students will develop their skills cooking and serving in the college's commercial @thirty-four restaurant throughout the year.