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, our New Zealand Government accredited certificates offer practical hands-on cooking and hospitality qualifications, 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

NZSFW offers a host of courses that cater for a diverse set of hospitality professionals as well as people looking to expand their knowledge in an area of interest. The following courses are some of our most popular programmes:

Barista Part One & Two

Our Barista Course will help you learn the art of coffee making. It is designed to give you the practical knowledge to prepare espresso coffees in a café environment.

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Certificate in Cookery, Foundation

Learn the foundation cookery skills to begin your culinary career and give you confidence in a professional kitchen. Have fun learning these fundamental techniques and go on to work experience placement for two weeks. Follow this course with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Advanced Level 4.

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Celia Hay

Celia Hay's great love of delicious food, 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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Our Tutors

Our teaching staff have a wealth of knowledge gained from working around the world, and are passionate about creating the next generation of hospitality professionals.

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Celia's 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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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city beside the sea, sprawled between two harbours and 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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