Certificate in Cookery, Advanced

Duration

  • 36 Weeks

Next intake

  • 28 May 2018

Course Cost

  • NZ$7,750*

INTRODUCTION

Gain the specialist skills you need to start an exciting career in the culinary arts and graduate with industry recognised and respected qualifications.

The New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Advanced) consists of two semesters. Semester One is the NZ Certificate in Cookery (Foundation) Level 3 and Semester Two builds on these foundation skills. Speed, accuracy and consistency are characteristics that you will develop. As your confidence grows you learn to correct mistakes, adjust seasoning and enjoy experimenting with flavours.

 

COURSE CONTENT

In addition to the content from the Certificate in Cookery (Foundation), you will cover a variety of specialist culinary and kitchen management subject areas.

Specialist Workshops

Each week has a specific theme with specialist workshops.

  • Artisan Breads
  • Mediterranean  - pasta and gnocchi making, risotto
  • Pates & Terrines
  • Chocolate workshop

Culinary Techniques

As the programme progresses you will focus on preparing three-course menus. These include:

  • Confit of duck leg, pommes Anna
  • Beef Wellington with Sauce Bernaise
  • Pacific oysters with tomato and chilli salsa
  • Tarakihi en papillote with Sauce Supreme
  • Raspberry and chocolate macaroons

Menu Planning & Costing

This module starts with an introduction to commercial kitchen setup. Menu planning and costing helps you develop an awareness of food costs while learning how to create a well balanced menu. During the programme you will work individually to design menus for specific occasions and within a set budget. This helps your understanding of the skills required to succeed in a hospitality and culinary environment while further developing your general knowledge of cookery.

Wine

Explore the concept of food & wine matching and an introduction to the world of wine, completing the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine.

WORK EXPERIENCE

During the programme, you will have two weeks work placement during semester one and a further two weeks in semester two. This gives you invaluable hands-on experience in some of Auckland’s premier cafés and restaurants. During this time you will gain real-life insights into working as a junior chef in a restaurant and café. Many students are offered part time work at these businesses following their work experience module.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will be able to work as junior chefs in cafés, restaurants, catering, bars, clubs resorts and hotels. NZSFW graduates, because of the highly practical nature of this course, are attractive  to prospective employers.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY

  • Diploma in Cookery Level 5* (from 2019 - currently undergoing NZQA registration)
  • Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5
  • Certificate in Professional Wine, Sommelier
  • How to run your Hospitality Business

 

Qualifications Gained

  • NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4
  • Food Safety Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Course Requirements

  • Aged 17 or over
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students*
  • Valid student visa for international students

* English language pathways available.

Qualifications Gained

  • NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4
  • Food Safety Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Course Requirements

  • Aged 17 or over
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students*
  • Valid student visa for international students

* English language pathways available.

International Students

Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city beside the sea, sprawled between two harbours and 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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