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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

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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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

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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NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN COOKERY (ADVANCED) - LEVEL 5 (1 YEAR)

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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DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY - LEVEL 5 (2 YEARS)

This two-year course covers the advanced cookery knowledge and skills required for progression as a chef in the hospitality industry. In addition to kitchen management skills, students graduate with advanced skills in either applied cookery or patisserie.

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