The Foundation Certificate in Cookery is either full-time or part-time study, 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.
Begin your culinary career, and fire up your cookery passion.
This programme forms the first semester of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Advanced Level 4. Confidence in the kitchen can open doors for you locally and globally.
Please contact us directly to see if you are eligible. Call 09 377 7961
We provide an education drawing on the French culinary tradition. This provides the foundation for many other cuisines.
- Braised onion tart with mesclun salad
- Seared beef sirloin with parsley butter
- Gazpacho with garlic croutons
- Eggs Benedict with crispy bacon
- Chocolate brownie
- Pan-seared snapper with roast red pepper salsa
- Thai rice pudding with coconut and lemongrass
You will learn about food safety in a commercial kitchen and complete unit standards-based certification.
You will learn essential knife skills to ensure safe and efficient equipment use, providing skills you will use for the duration of your career.
During the programme, there is two weeks work placement to enable you to gain hand-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 or café. Many students are offered part-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
We recommend that students complete the second semester and gain the Certificate in Cookery (Advanced)
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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2019 FULL TIME COURSES
- 11 June - 11 October 2019
- 8 October - 14 February 2020
- Hours: 8am - 2pm, 6 hours per day
- 4 days per week Tues - Friday
- Includes two 60 - 80 hours work placement modules
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.