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


Welcome to The New Zealand School of Food & Wine

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. Accredited by the WSET®, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (London) since 2004, NZSFW had trained sommeliers, wine marketers, managers and wine lovers from all over the world. 

Located in Auckland's Viaduct, NZSFW offers courses with hands-on practical experience. Our NZQA Level 3 and Level 4 cookery 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. 

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. The Essentials of Cooking Fine Food at Home runs over 8 evenings and covers key cookery techniques.  We also have a 3 session programme to help you get work and find a hospitality job.

Get a group together for our for corporate team events or client entertaining: Kitchen Confidential where up to 30 people can cook and then enjoy dinner or wine tasting sensory experience to excite and recallibrate your palate.

For people wanting to set up a food business, we offer Food Safety unit standards to meet Auckland Council's food regulations and a seminar on how to write a Food Control Plan. 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. 

Superyacht stewardess training and the Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality  and Event Management courses are also very popular.

View a selection of Celia's recipes from her column in the New Zealand Herald's   

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine is rated NZQA Category 1 and is a member of Study Auckland and NZ Speciality Coffee Association.

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