Cookery Courses

NZSFW offers several different levels of NZQA accredited full-time cookery courses. Students can enrol directly into each level of the study pathway and continue only as far as they need. These NZQA courses are eligible for student loans and allowances for New Zealand Residents.


Certificate in Cookery, Foundation

  • Full Time
  • 18 Weeks
  • 8 OCTOBER 2019
  • NZQA Credits

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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Certificate in Cookery, Advanced

  • Full Time
  • 36 Weeks
  • 8 October 2019
  • NZQA Credits

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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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5

  • Full Time
  • 36 weeks
  • 16 March 2020
  • NZQA Credits

This programme focuses on ingredients and the understanding of advanced cookery techniques and building an in depth knowledge of how products are transformed by cooking processes. Human Resources and Kitchen Management also form an important part of skill development.

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Study with a leader in Cookery

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995. In 2012, a new campus was established in the heart of downtown Auckland when NZSFW relocated to Auckland following the Christchurch earthquakes. NZSFW offers fully-equipped modern demonstration and practical kitchens, dining room, cocktail bar, wine tasting and barista training rooms, seminar and reception area.

  • Top international tutors
  • NZQA Category One Rating
  • Strong industry network
  • Convenient inner-city location
  • Global graduates
  • Passionate team
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Study Fees Free

All full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for Fees Free funding. If you’re a New Zealander or are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and were at school in 2017, 2018 or 2019 (other than as an adult student), you may qualify for the equivalent of one years’ fees-free provider-based study or two years’ industry training in 2019.

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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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Still got questions?

Our friendly team are available from 8am - 5pm NZT to answer any queries you may have.

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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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