Learn about food preparation, cooking methods and techniques, a la carte skills, stock management, menu planning and kitchen design. Tutors keep pace with current trends and have relationships with industry to ensure students are provided with the knowledge and skills industry are looking for.
As well as gaining the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4), graduates have the opportunity to gain the internationally recognised City & Guilds Certificates.
Food Preparation and Cooking
Learn a range of cooking methods, including boiling, poaching, stewing, steaming, braising, frying, baking, roasting, grilling and sous-vide cooking. Gain an understanding of the nutritional value of food and learn to identify and promote healthy eating options.
Work with knives and utensils safely, and understand correct food preparation methods. Maintain effective personal hygiene when working with food, prevent cross contamination, and control hazards in a kitchen. Learn up to date industry standards around safe storage and care of food.
Food Preparation and Cooking including Global Cuisine
Prepare, cook and provide service in our training restaurants. Learn basic pastry techniques to produce a range of desserts, sweet slices and sauces. Implement business plans and prepare a range of menus, promotions and marketing options for a small food business.
NCEA Level 2 or evidence of equivalent skills
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)