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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.

Featured Courses

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 & Bakery, Foundation Level 3

Learn the skills to begin your culinary journey and as a baker or chef and gain confidence in a professional kitchen.

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Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Level 5

Complete WSET® Award in Wine Levels 2 & 3 in a single qualification. Develop your palate as well as your theoretical knowledge with extensive wine tasting and discussion throughout the course.

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Certificate in New Zealand Wine

This NZQA approved Micro-credential course begins the journey to develop your palate and learn about the key grape varieties and wine regions that have built New Zealand's international reputation for fine wines.

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Celia Hay

Celia is a qualified chef and holds the WSET (London) Diploma of Wine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Education (Distinction) and MBA Master of Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

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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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Alumni

Read stories about our former students.

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Publications

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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