Learn the foundation skills to begin your professional culinary journey and gain confidence in the kitchen.
The Foundation Certificate in Cookery is a full-time course, where you begin your culinary career and gain confidence in a professional kitchen.
A well-rounded introduction to fundamental cooking and baking techniques, help you learn to master a series of inspired classic dishes.
Building this important foundation knowledge of the French Culinary tradition unlocks a deeper understanding of cookery that can then be applied to many other styles of cooking. Fresh, high quality local ingredients are the basis of what we prepare every day.
- Braised onion tart with mesclun salad
- Seared beef sirloin with parsley butter
- Gazpacho with garlic croutons
- Eggs Benedict with crispy bacon
- Chocolate brownie
- Pan-seared snapper with roast red pepper salsa
- Thai rice pudding with coconut and lemongrass
You will learn about food safety in a commercial kitchen and complete unit standards-based certification.
You will learn essential knife skills to ensure safe and efficient equipment use, providing skills you will use for the duration of your career.
Graduates will be able to work as junior chefs in cafés, restaurants, catering, bars, clubs, resorts and hotels. Due to the highly practical nature of this course, NZSFW graduates are attractive to prospective employees.
PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY
We recommend that students complete the second semester and gain the Certificate in Cookery (Advanced)
Our success stories
Former NZSFW Cookery Student Phoenix shares his passion for food, and how his study is shaping his restaurant career.
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