Hospitality & Professional Cookery

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Kia ora, welcome to Whitireia Professional Cookery and Hospitality. Find out more about the programmes we offer, the staff who teach them, the students who study with us and much more.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2)

    Gain skills to work in the food and beverage industry. This programme covers coffee and tea making, food service and practical experience in our on-site training cafe. You will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2)

  • Certificate in Work Skills (Hospitality & Tourism)

    Gain skills and knowledge to progress on to further study in the hospitality/tourism area. Learn about customer service, communication, tourism and coffee making. LEVEL 2

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

    Covers all aspects of working in a professional kitchen. Students will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised City & Guilds qualification. LEVEL 4

  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)

    Gain skills in advanced food preparation and become competent employees who can work in intermediate chef positions producing complex dishes in a commercial kitchen. LEVEL 5

  • National Diploma in Hospitality (Management) (Level 5)

    Gain knowledge, skills and practical experience to begin a career in the hospitality industry in front-line positions, with hotels, restaurants and bars, leading to management level. You will undergo an internship in the second year. LEVEL 5

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Pathway Hospitality and Professional Cookery

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Hospitality and Professional Cookery

Programme Manager, Porirua/Kāpiti

Wendy Gibson

Lead Tutors

Martin Russek - Cookery

Shirley Bleach - Hospitality

Cookery Tutors

Liam Brash

Nick Huffman

Sonya Martin

Steven Ray - Internship Co-ordinator

Matt Hollingsworth 

 - Technician

Hospitality Tutors

Perry Sue

Kristina Caskey

David Munro

Gemma Bleach P/T

Dean Webster P/T


Programme Manager, Hospitality Auckland

Puretu Puangi

Hospitality Tutors

Anjana Pillai

Nikola Vankova

Preeti Mann

Programme Manager, Cookery Auckland

Yash Amin

Chef Tutors

Merouane Rahal

Sarah Stokes

Emma Welch

Tushar Tyagi

​Internship Co-ordinator and Cookery Technician

Kathryn Lovelidge


 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
Whitireia and WelTec partnership