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Cookery Courses

NZSFW offers several different levels of NZQA accredited full-time cookery courses. Students can enrol directly into each level of the study pathway and continue only as far as they need. These NZQA courses are eligible for student loans and allowances for New Zealand Residents.


Certificate in Cookery, Foundation Level 3

  • Full Time
  • 18 Weeks Full time
  • 8 JUN 2021
  • NZQA Credits

Learn the foundation cookery skills to begin your culinary career and give you confidence in a professional kitchen. Follow this course with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Advanced Level 4.

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Certificate in Cookery, Advanced Level 4

  • Full Time
  • 36 Weeks
  • 8 JUN 2021
  • NZQA Credits

Continue your studies in the culinary arts after completing the 18 week long course, Certificate in Cookery, Foundation. Gain the specialist skills you need to start an exciting career in the culinary arts and graduate with industry recognised and respected qualifications in this 36 week long advanced course.

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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery, Level 5

  • Full Time
  • 36 weeks
  • 12 APR 2021
  • NZQA Credits

This programme focuses on ingredients and the understanding of advanced cookery techniques and building an in depth knowledge of how products are transformed by cooking processes. Human Resources and Kitchen Management also form an important part of skill development.

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Diploma in Cookery & Kitchen Management, Level 5 (2 Years)

  • Full Time
  • Two years
  • 8 JUNE 2021
  • NZQA Credits

This programme starts with building a foundation in cookery and then moving on to gaining specialist skills like menu planning and costing. In the second year, build on refining number of skills and advanced techniques like Garde Manger, Operations Management and A la carte cookery which can lead you to more senior positions and management.

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Study with a leader in Cookery

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995. In 2012, a new campus was established in Auckland's Viaduct when NZSFW relocated to Auckland following the Christchurch earthquakes. NZSFW offers fully-equipped modern demonstration and practical kitchens, dining room, cocktail bar, wine tasting and barista training rooms, seminar and reception area.

  • Top international tutors
  • NZQA Category One Rating
  • Strong industry network
  • Convenient inner-city location
  • Global graduates
  • Passionate team
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Study Fees Free

All our full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for *Fees Free funding. *

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant, multicultural city beside the sea and touches two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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Our friendly team are available from 8am - 5pm NZT to answer any queries you may have.

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Celia Hay

Celia Hay's fascination of flavoursome food, international cuisines,  fine wine and the art of hospitality led her to establish Hay's Restaurant in 1994 and the New Zealand School of Food and Wine in 1995 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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