Get your culinary career

We'll get you the kitchen skills and confidence you'll need to become a professional chef or baker.

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Welcome to The Culinary Collective, NZMA’s culinary school.  

Inspired by New Zealand's vibrant food culture, The Culinary Collective is built around the ways people like to eat, drink and be entertained today. 

If you love to cook or bake, have a dream to work for yourself or want to share your passion for food with others, you can choose from an exciting range of culinary and bakery courses with a unique kiwi flavour.



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Learn in small classes

You'll be taught by passionate tutors up to speed with the latest trends in the food industry and will enjoy small classes with one to one support throughout your studies.

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Gain real world experience

When you train with us, you’ll get to see how the professionals do it first hand. Our courses include internships where you’ll gain invaluable work experience.

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Get creative in our kitchens

You’ll be studying cooking or baking in the kitchen and not from a textbook.  Our campuses include commercial training kitchens and bakeries that you'll train in as part of your course.








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We’re Part of the NZMA Family

The Culinary Collective is New Zealand’s premium culinary school located in Auckland and Hamilton. We are a member of the NZMA family, a Category One Provider, and form part of the largest vocational education group in New Zealand, UP Education.




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