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.
The Advanced Certificate in Cookery consists of two semesters. Semester One covers the NZ Certificate in Cookery (Foundation) Level 3 and Semester Two builds on these foundation skills. Speed, accuracy and consistency are characteristics that you will develop. As your confidence grows you learn to correct mistakes, adjust seasoning and enjoy experimenting with flavours.
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Following on from what you've learnt in the Foundation course you will learn a variety of specialist culinary and kitchen management subject areas.
Weekly Specialist Workshops
- Artisan Breads
- Pates & Terrines
- Chocolate workshop
As the programme progresses you will focus on preparing three-course menus. These include
- Confit of duck leg, pommes Anna
- Beef Wellington with Sauce Bernaise
- Pacific oysters with tomato and chilli salsa
- Tarakihi en papillote with Sauce Supreme
- Raspberry and chocolate macaroons
Menu Planning & Costing
This module starts with an introduction to commercial kitchen setup. Menu planning and costing helps you develop an awareness of food costs while learning how to create a well-balanced menu. During the programme you will work individually to design menus for specific occasions and within a set budget. This helps your understanding of the skills required to succeed in a hospitality and culinary environment while further developing your general knowledge of cookery.
Explore the concept of food & wine matching and an introduction to the world of wine, completing the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.
During the programme, you will have two weeks work placement during semester one and a further two weeks in semester two. This gives you invaluable hands-on experience in some of Auckland’s premier cafés and restaurants. During this time you will gain real-life insights into working as a junior chef in a restaurant and café. Many students are offered full-time work at these businesses following their work experience module.
Graduates will be able to work as junior chefs in cafés, restaurants, catering, bars, clubs resorts and hotels. Due to the highly practical nature of this course, NZSFW graduates are attractive to prospective employees.
PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY
- Diploma in Cookery Level 5
- Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5
- Certificate in Professional Wine, Sommelier
- How to run your Hospitality Business
Our success stories
Former NZSFW Cookery Student Phoenix shares his passion for food, and how his study is shaping his restaurant career.
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- Hours: 6 hours per day
- 4 days per week
- Includes two 60 - 80 hours work placement modules
- Semester One:
- Tuesday 18 February - 19 June 2020
- Monday 8 June - 9 Oct 2020
- One week break
- Semester Two:
- Monday 29 June- 29 October 2020
- Monday 19 Oct - 26 Mar 2021
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.