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.
Focus on the specialties of the cold kitchen including innovative vegetable and vegetarian fare, eggs, charcuterie, and specialist techniques such as curing, smoking, dehydration, and avante garde culinary techniques.
Learn about the business of hospitality. Focus on the procedure and compliance requirements of the Food Control Plan and purchasing, supply chain management, maintenance and workflow planning. Also includes cost control and profitability.
The legal and operational considerations which underpin Employment law in New Zealand; rosters, training, recruitment, performance management and professional development. This includes practical experience planning and delivering onsite events.
A la Carte Cookery & Menu Design
Learn advanced cookery techniques in a range of meat, poultry and seafood dishes, incorporating presentation and the principles of good seasoning while maintaining good organisation and time management skills. Combine these skills with theoretical understanding to develop, design cost and prepare a bistro menu.
Regional Cuisine and Culture
Research and discover your chosen International cuisine to present your findings on their culinary traditions, culture, innovation, and influences of change. Using your research, prepare and cook a selection of these dishes.
NZSFW will place students to complete 150 hours of practical work experience during the programme, at leading restaurants and hotels around Auckland.
Pathways to further study
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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PROGRAMME START DATES:
July Intake 2019
- Semester One, 17 July 2019 - 15 November,2019
- Semester Break, 16 November - 27 November, 2019
- Semester two, 27 November - 10 April, 2020
- Christmas Break, 23rd December, 2019- January 8, 2020
- Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 2- 9:30pm Friday 8am-1pm, (Practicum, tba).
November Intake 2019
- Semester One, 18 November 2019 - 4 April, 2020
- Semester Break 6 April - 14 April, 2020
- Semester Two, 21 April 2020, 19 August, 2020
- Hours: Monday 10am-6pm &Tuesday 2pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 8-1pm, Thursday (Practicum, tba)
April Intake 2020
- Semester One, 6 April, 2020 - 24 December, 2020
- Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 2-9:30 Friday 8-1pm (Practicum tba).
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.