Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine has been educating the next generation of baristas, chefs, restaurant & café owners, wine professionals and food lovers since 1995.
In 2020, we celebrate our 25th Anniversary.
CHEF FINN GYBEL Originally from Denmark, Finn trained as a chef in leading Danish restaurants before heading to New Zealand with his family two years ago.
Celia Hay's fascination of flavoursome food, international cuisines, fine wine and the art of hospitality led her to establish *Hay's Restaurant* in 1994 and the *New Zealand School of Food and Wine* in 1995 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
I would not have had the confidence to sit in front of him and say "I want to be your Beverage Manager" without having studied at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine.
-Benji Smith, O'Connell Street Bistro
Read stories from our past students