Hospitality & Cookery

Get practical experience in NMIT’s training restaurant, The Rata Room

NMIT’s Hospitality and Cookery programmes offer you training that directly relates to employment within these industries. We respond to national and international training needs in the development of the programmes on offer and our programmes emphasise applied learning, focusing on delivering service to customers or clients.

In hospitality, you become the expert at presenting the best food, wine and beer, sourced both locally and internationally, to customers. It’s an exciting, hectic and rewarding career choice. Gain hands-on experience by running the popular Nelson on-campus restaurant, The Rata Room. Perfect your training in restaurant, wine and bar service, or study part time if you’re already working.

With a fantastic range of produce, wineries and craft breweries, our region is well placed as a premier food and beverage destination. A key ingredient in this is having great chefs. Gain hands-on experience in our state-ofthe- art kitchens and The Rata Room, our training restaurant. With the internationall  recognised City & Guilds and Academia Barilla qualifications embedded in your study, you’ll be able to choose employment within our diverse local restaurant and café sector or take your skills around the world. Plus, take advantage of our short courses designed to keep you at the top of your game.

The NMIT cookery programmes offer excellent industry placements in addition to concentrated study at NMIT and practical experience in NMIT’s training restaurant, The Rata Room. Students can train full time or part time to complete national qualifications as well as internationally recognised qualifications in cookery.  

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Programmes and Courses

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