Call Us

February Newsletter


Just for a quick update to let you know that we still have space in our Hospitality Level 4 course starting on Monday 7 March which feeds into the Level 5 qualification on Monday 25 July.

This course offers barista unit standards, WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, Cocktail and bartending and lots of hands-on experience. The Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality and Event Managementfocuses on business management with modules for Accounting and Excel to improve spreadsheet skills, budgeting, menu planning and food costs knowledge. The Event Management module culminates in the planning and organisation of our own W&F Wine and Food Celebration that runs from Saturday 10 September until Tuesday 13, 2016.

The 2016 W&F Celebration will have lots of exciting things to do from an authentic American Barbeque Session to a Seafood Forage, to a hands-on dumpling class. Please put this date in your diary and I will update you with the details over the next few months.

For people who do not want to leave their day job, we have a Part-time NZQA Level 3 Cookerycourse that runs on Mondays and Tuesday from 4 - 9pm.

Something new, for university and tertiary students who want to gain casual hospo work while studying, is the


We teach key hospitality skills - like carrying 3 plates, pouring wine or beer, table setting or clearing - in order to help these young people find casual work during their study. We have linked with a group of caterers and event managers who are very keen to support us with this course.

Plus a new Part time weekend option for Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge This start on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April with the NZSFW Certificate in Wine. You can sign up for modules of the programme and take your time to complete the whole certificate. Email me for more information.

We also have some great courses coming up – some are part time during the evening or weekend and others are fully-fledged NZQA professional qualifications.

For busy business people who want to do some team building or client entertainment, we have our Corporate Events which include the Kitchen Confidential - where a group of up to 30 people get to cook and then enjoy dinner with matching wine. We also offer our Stretch the palate concept where you taste and savour a selection of food and exciting wines.

Please come along to find out more about our courses at the Open School on Tuesday 23 February, 2-6pm

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

With best wishes,


Take a look at North Canterbury's Forage that I was delighted to be part of on Saturday 30 January #foragenorthcanterbury - Video


Click here to watch.

View our Facebook Page


Latest Newsletter

See our latest email newsletter.

Read now


Celia Hay

Celia is a qualified chef and holds the WSET (London) Diploma of Wine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Education (Distinction) and MBA Master of Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

Find out more

The School

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995.

Find out more