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Study Cookery at NZMA

Start off as a line cook and work your way up to executive chef, become a caterer or eventually open your own restaurant. If you want a career in cookery, NZMA has the winning recipe.

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Our Cookery programmes

Certificate in Cookery - Level 3

If you’re new to the commercial cookery environment, this course has all the right ingredients to get you started. It’s really practical and you’ll graduate knowing all about food safety and how to prepare basic dishes at an operational level. It’ll set you up with the basic skills commercial chefs are looking for in their kitchen staff.

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Certificate in Cookery - Level 4

The big focus of this programme is on practical cooking skills – 90% of Level 3 and 4 is made up of practical cooking units, so no need to worry about being stuck in a classroom all day! In Level 4 you’ll learn how to prepare non-routine and complex dishes. If you want a job in a commercial kitchen, this qualification will ensure you’re work-ready!

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Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 5

If you want to be a professional chef at the top of your field, look no further. Our diploma gives you the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to succeed in today’s kitchens. Specialise in either patisserie or gastronomy and gain invaluable work experience during your full-time 600 hour paid internship.

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