Food culture is thriving and restaurants are hungry to hire people with the right skills for their kitchens. If you love food, we can help you choose the best way to get your career cooking - whether you picture yourself as a chef, a caterer or owning your own restaurant one day.

We’ll listen and help you choose the course that’s right for you
Get hands-on training from cookery tutors who’ve worked in the industry
Learn practical skills and how to get a job in a commercial kitchen
Build confidence and experience to get out there and find work
Courses designed with input from employers who hire NZMA students
Enjoy a friendly, supportive learning environment with a family focus

Just some of the places our graduates are working

Sky city Cordis Hotel Millennium St Pieres Bakers Delight

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Getting started is simple. Just share a few details and we’ll help you decide which Cookery course is for you.

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Tell us about yourself

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A course advisor will be in touch to talk with you

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They’ll help you choose the best course for you

Our next course is starting soon, so hit the button above to share your info and we’ll get things underway.

Many of our Cookery courses are totally free or funded

We can guide you through how this works and help you choose the best option.

I love meeting new people, and being part of a team environment, particularly while studying something I’m truly passionate about.

Patrick Taylor, Head Chef at Abbey Bar and Kitchen.
Certificate in Cookery (Level 3 & 4)

Our Cookery programmes

Vocational Pathway for Service Industries - Level 2 

This programme gives you all the basic skills you’ll need to be successful in the booming service sector industry. You will gain skills to provide great customer service in a variety of industries – hospitality, retail, cookery, travel and tourism.  You will also gain some practical skills such as food and beverage service, presenting products and services to maximise sales, and handling customer enquiries.

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This intermediate-level programme really helps to build on your cookery skill set. You’ll learn about a wide range of cookery techniques and disciplines, and gain confidence working in a commercial kitchen environment.

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Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4)

If you want to be become a baker or to train further as a patisserie chef, this course teaches you a full array of baking techniques and gives you real world experience with a five week internship.

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If you want to be a professional chef at the top of your field, look no further. Our diploma gives you the advancecd cookery skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to succeed in today’s kitchens. Plus, you will gain invaluable work experience during your 5 week internship.

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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Patisserie Strand)

If you want to be a professional baker or pastry chef, this diploma will teach you a range of skills in advanced patisserie techniques. Learn how to manage a bakery and gain real world experience with a five-week internship.

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