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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, hospitality managers, sommeliers and wine professionals, hospitality tourism entrepreneurs as well as people who just love good food since 1995.

From LCQ Alcohol Managers Certificates to Food Hygiene Safety Certificates to New Zealand Wine Certificate and WSET Wine and Spirit qualifications to Baking and Cooking Classes and Cocktail and Bartending courses. This year, 2020, will mark the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine.

Located in Auckland's Viaduct, our NZQA New Zealand Government accredited qualifications offer practical hands-on cooking and hospitality-tourism focused certificates and diplomas, 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.

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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.

Certificate in Cookery, Advanced Level 4

Continue your studies in the culinary arts after completing the 18 week long course, Certificate in Cookery, Foundation. Gain the specialist skills you need to start an exciting career in the culinary arts and graduate with industry recognised and respected qualifications in this 36 week long advanced course.

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Beginners Guide to Setting up your Food Business at Home

We have launched two new programs which will be the perfect guide for you to get started with your own food business.

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Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Level 6 (2 years)

Learn key practical skills of hospitality management. From barista to bartender to international wine, sommelier, cocktail and spirit specialist. Study WSET qualifications and experience the excitement of event planning and coordination. Year Two focuses on developing hospitality management supervisory and business management skills from costing and budgeting to people management, tourism services and entrepreneurship.

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Hospitality & Event Management

This qualification will prepare you for hospitality management roles and owning your own hospitality and tourism business. You will learn hospitality and event management skills starting with an introduction to New Zealand's business legal framework, basic accounting, costing, budgets, employment legislation with many practical task and applications.

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Certificate in New Zealand Wine

The Certificate in New Zealand Wine provides a comprehensive introduction to wine regions, grape varieties and wine styles that have made New Zealand wines famous around the world.

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Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits, Level 4

Learn the practical skills to become a barista, bartender, hospo professional. Understand the fascinating world of restaurants and cafés, learn how to taste and recommend wine and make impressive cocktails, gain skills to work on super yachts and set sail on your international adventure.

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Our People

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.

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Celia Hay

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.

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The School

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995.

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Celia Hay has written two excellent publications, which can be used as a valuable professional resource and for those with a keen interest in food and wine.

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant, multicultural city beside the sea and touches two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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