Gain introductory skills and knowledge in bakery, cookery, barista and restaurant service. Classes are every Friday, over a five week period.

What you will learn

  • Bakery - learn to prepare and bake food items in a commercial kitchen, including sponges and scones. (Unit standards 13272 and 13325).
  • Cookery - learn how to handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen. Use effective hygiene techniques when working with food. (Unit standards 13285 and 167).
  • Food and Beverage - prepare customer dining areas in a commercial hospitality environment. Present a menu, serve customers, maintain table service. (Unit Standards 14434 and 14436)
  • Barista - learn coffee extraction, presentation and how to use barista equipment. (Unit Standard 17288)

Course Schedule

Attend class every Friday, for a total of 5 weeks. 

Students should wear black trousers and a white shirt, no shorts. Covered non slip footwear. Hair to be pulled back and secured. Please no jewellery or nail polish.

Barista students may wear smart casual, T shirt, jeans of darker colours, closed toed shoes. 


Food and Beverage
10 March - 7 April

10 March - 7 April
Or 28 July - 25 August

1 September - 29 September 

Cuba Street

2 June - 30 June
Or 25 August - 22 September 

18 August - 15 September

3 November - 1 December   

Upcoming start dates

  • 25 August 2017
  • 1 November 2017
  • 3 November 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

You must be attending secondary school in New Zealand.

What it will cost


  • No study fees (other course related costs may still apply)

    Fees are paid by your secondary school. 

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?


This programme requires a special enrolment process. Please refer to the documents section below for further information.


Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details

Offered by:
School of Business and Information Technology
Offered by:
Te Kete Hangarau o te Pākihi me te Aronui
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