Certificate in Cookery, Foundation

Duration

  • 18 Weeks

Next intake

  • 9 October 2018

Course Cost

  • NZ$3,750*

INTRODUCTION

In 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.

This programme forms the first semester of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Advanced Level 4. Students can enrol for this programme or for the Level 4 course of 36 weeks.

COURSE CONTENT

Culinary Techniques

We provide an education drawing on the French culinary tradition. This provides the foundation for many other cuisines.

Example dishes:

  • 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

Food Safety 

You will learn about food safety in a commercial kitchen and complete unit standards based certification.

Knife Skills

You will learn essential knife skills to ensure safe and efficient equipment use, providing skills you will use for the duration of your career.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will be able to work as junior chefs in cafés, restaurants, catering, bars, clubs, resorts and hotels. NZSFW graduates, because of the highly practical nature of this course, are attractive  prospective employees.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY

 

Our success stories

PHOENIX DOBSON

Former NZSFW Cookery Student Phoenix shares his passion for food, and how his study is shaping his restaurant career.  

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Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW Certificate in Cookery Level 3
  • Food Safety Unit Standards

Course Requirements

  • Aged 17 or over;
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over for international students
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students*
  • Valid student visa for international students

* English language pathways available.

Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW Certificate in Cookery Level 3
  • Food Safety Unit Standards

Course Requirements

  • Aged 17 or over;
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over for international students
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students*
  • Valid student visa for international students

* English language pathways available.

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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