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.

Located in Auckland's Viaduct, NZSFW offers courses with an emphasis on hands-on practical experience. Our NZQA 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, held during evenings and weekends, offer Barista, Cocktail and Mixology, Wine tasting and Cooking workshops. We also have a 3 session programme to help you 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 along with Food Control plan seminars to register your business. Our Beginner's Course to opening your food business is an essential first step to help you define your concept.

The LCQ one day course for the General (Duty) Manager's Certificate for the Sale of Alcohol includes the ServiceIQ certificate.  It also is part of the our Hospitality Compliance Certificate.  

Superyacht stewardess training and Hospitality event management courses are also very popular.

Accredited by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (London) WSET®, NZSFW offers international wine and spirits qualifications that are recognised worldwide. Our New Zealand Wine Certificate is a great place to start.

Welcome to our world of delicious food, culinary arts, interesting beverages, fun and friendship and take a new look at the enormous international career opportunities that exisit.

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine is rated NZQA Category 1.

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