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Mon 11 Feb 2019, 8:00am–2:00pm

Where: New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R17


The Foundation Certificate in Cookery is either full-time or part-time study, learn the foundation cookery skills to begin your culinary career and give you confidence in a professional kitchen. Have fun learning these fundamental techniques and go on to work experience placement for two weeks.
Begin your culinary career, and fire up your cookery passion.

This programme forms the first semester of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Advanced Level 4. Confidence in the kitchen can open doors for you locally and globally.

Free fees
Please contact us directly to see if you are eligible. Call 09 377 7961.

Course content:
Culinary Techniques
We provide an education drawing on the French culinary tradition. This provides the foundation for many other cuisines.

Example dishes:
- Braised onion tart with mesclun salad
- Seared beef sirloin with parsley butter
- Gazpacho with garlic croutons
- Eggs Benedict with crispy bacon
- Chocolate brownie
- Pan-seared snapper with roast red pepper salsa
- Thai rice pudding with coconut and lemongrass
- Food Safety

You will learn about food safety in a commercial kitchen and complete unit standards-based certification.

Knife Skills
You will learn essential knife skills to ensure safe and efficient equipment use, providing skills you will use for the duration of your career.

Work Experience
During the programme, there is two weeks work placement to enable you to gain hand-on experience in some of Auckland’s premier cafés and restaurants. During this time you will gain real-life insights into working as a junior chef in a restaurant or café. Many students are offered part-time work at these businesses following their work experience module.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates will be able to work as junior chefs in cafés, restaurants, catering, bars, clubs, resorts and hotels. Due to the highly practical nature of this course, NZSFW graduates are attractive to prospective employees.

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