Full-time and part-time study options available
One year full time
$6,792 plus $240 Student Services Levy
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
NZ2101 - New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
Take your first steps towards becoming a professional chef in a region renowned for its food and artisan producers.
This menu focused programme means you will learn all aspects from planning and costing a menu to cooking, plating and serving the dishes.
Learn from world experienced tutors, guest speakers and demonstrators.
Benefit from NMIT's strong relationships with local businesses - from restaurants and cafes to global food producers - to build your knowledge and relationships.
Take part in events to learn the heat of a real kitchen. In recent years students have supported the Wakatū Incorporation 40th anniversary dinner, supported the catering for the VIPs at the All Black's game and many other events.
You will also regularly cook for the onsite training restaurant, The Rata Room.
Helen Murphy, Head Chef at the Cod and Lobster Brasserie said, "A huge thank you to you and your team at NMIT for the help with the catering for the Dancing for a cause dinner. I was very impressed with the calibre of the students who were involved."
Hannah from Garage Project involved in a beer degustation event said, "Very impressed with your students' work. The matches were lots of fun and I think they captured the creative vibe of Garage Project very well."
Masterchef winners and TV chefs, Karena and Kasey Bird, said, "We found working with NMIT very positive, and they were able to provide us with a team that were competent, enthusiastic and helpful. They were willing to learn, and went about the tasks in a very professional manner. We would not hesitate to recommend working with NMIT, and would use them again in the future."
Chef and Fishmonger, Martin Bosley, said, "The spirit, enthusiasm and professionalism shown by your team and the students involved was extraordinary."
This one year programme is the perfect stepping stone to a career in cookery and a pathway for Culinary Arts (Level 5).
Choose to do the world renowned City and Guilds international qualification(external link). Alongside your certificate, this qualification will take you anywhere in the world. It is well known in the United Kingdom and Europe.
This mussel dish was created and plated up by a student at the end of the first three weeks of the programme. They were delicious.
Learn how to meet the requirements of customers for particular events so you are ready for success in the commercial hospitality business.