The first step to becoming a chef, this course gives you the practical experience and key skills you need to start working as a cook in commercial kitchens or study further to become a chef. You’ll learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty dishes, from delicious sauces and soups through to meat and fresh seafood.
As part of the course, you'll do a five week internship in the cooking industry. This may be paid and will look great on your CV. From here, many Aspiring Chef students go on to do the International Chef course (Level 5).
The Culinary Collective offers a whole range of courses with a Kiwi flavour, including barista and bartender training. To see all the different programmes you can study, choose cooking or hospitality from the tab below.
We are part of NZMA, a category one provider and the largest private tertiary group in New Zealand.
The Culinary Collective is New Zealand’s brand new cooking and hospitality school, based in Auckland City, Sylvia Park and at Hamilton. The Culinary Collective is one of the trading names for the registered Private Training Establishment New Zealand Management Academies Ltd (NZMA). Your enrolment is with NZMA and your qualification is issued by NZMA. © 2021
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