Auckland's finest school of culinary, wine & hospitality education


Welcome to The New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Full time courses with the New Zealand School of Food & Wine are eligible for free fees for eligible students. For more information visit our New Zealand enrolment page.

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food & Wine has been educating the next generation of baristas, chefs, restaurant & café owners, wine professionals and food lovers since 1995.

Located in Auckland's Viaduct, NZSFW's New Zealand Certificates in Cookery offers practical hands on cooking and hospitality qualifications are taught by a team of chefs, restaurant managers and wine professionals who are experts in their field and focused on the success of our students. The Food and Beverage Programme offers certificates and Level 4 followed by the Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality  and Event Management.

Our part time classes  run during evenings and weekends. Learn to make coffee and Barista skills in 3 sessions. Barista Part 2 which helps refine your espresso skills and gives you café customer service training. Other courses include Bartending, Cocktails and Mixology, NZ and WSET Wine tasting and hands on cooking and baking workshops. 

For people wanting to set up a food business, we offer Food Safety unit standards to meet Auckland Council's food regulations. Our Beginner's Course to setting your food business helps you define your start-up concept. The LCQ two day course for the General (Duty) Manager's Certificate for the Sale of Alcohol includes the ServiceIQ certificate.  View a selection of Celia's recipes from her column in the New Zealand Herald's   

Accredited by the WSET®, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (London) since 2004 and offers regular wine programmes including Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier), WSET and the French Wine Scholar Guild. NZSFW had trained sommeliers, wine marketers, managers and wine lovers from all over the world.  

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine is rated NZQA Category 1 and is a member of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand and Hospitality New Zealand.


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