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.
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2020.
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.
Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995.
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
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