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.
Focus on the specialties of the cold kitchen including innovative vegetable and vegetarian fare, eggs, charcuterie, and specialist techniques such as curing, smoking, dehydration, and avante garde culinary techniques.
Learn about the business of hospitality. Focus on the procedure and compliance requirements of the Food Control Plan and purchasing, supply chain management, maintenance and workflow planning. Also includes cost control and profitability.
The legal and operational considerations which underpin Employment law in New Zealand; rosters, training, recruitment, performance management and professional development. This includes practical experience planning and delivering onsite events.
A la Carte Cookery & Menu Design
Learn advanced cookery techniques in a range of meat, poultry and seafood dishes, incorporating presentation and the principles of good seasoning while maintaining good organisation and time management skills. Combine these skills with theoretical understanding to develop, design cost and prepare a bistro menu.
Regional Cuisine and Culture
Research and discover your chosen International cuisine to present your findings on their culinary traditions, culture, innovation, and influences of change. Using your research, prepare and cook a selection of these dishes.
NZSFW will place students to complete 150 hours of practical work experience during the programme, at leading restaurants and hotels around Auckland.
Pathways to further study
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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PROGRAMME START DATES:
- 16 Mar - 29 June 2020
- 20 July - 30 Nov 2020 (Includes term breaks)
- 30 Nov 2020 - 22 Mar 2021 (Includes three weeks Christmas Break)
- 12 April 2021 - 30 Aug 2021
- 20 Sep 2021 - 31 Jan 2022 (Includes three weeks Christmas Break)
- 28 Feb 2022 - 27 June 2022
- Mondays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Wednesdays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Work placement: 150 hours