Cooking Courses

There is a huge demand for trained chefs in New Zealand. Start your culinary career today and get the kitchen skills and confidence you need to become a chef.

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Learn the art of cooking

Do you love to cook at home for your family, share food with others, or have a dream of becoming a chef or owning your own food truck? You can turn your passion for food into a culinary career at The Culinary Collective.

With our cooking/chef courses. you'll learn the latest techniques, how to prepare and cook delicious food to share with your whānau and gain confidence working in a commercial kitchen environment. 

Our Level 4 Certificate in Cookery is the pathway to becoming a chef! You'll learn the basics of cold-larder work and gain an overview of the chef hierarchy in the kitchen. You'll also get to create complex sauces, seafood and vegetable rice dishes, as well as sweet treats like pastries and desserts.

Build your culinary skills further, with our Level 5 Diploma.  You’ll learn a range of advanced techniques, develop your creative cooking, learn about international cuisines, how to create original menus and how to run a commercial kitchen. The last 5-weeks will have you working in a commercial kitchen or food business as part of an internship.

At Level 6, you will learn all the core management skills to set you up as a mover and shaker in the food industry and develop an entrepreneurial mindset to successfully lead teams or run your own business.

With all of our culinary courses, you’ll also have an opportunity to secure an internship to boost your on the job confidence and gain invaluable work experience to take your culinary career further.

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Cooking Courses

Internship Available
Study Fees Free

Certificate in Cookery

LevelLevel 4
Duration35 weeks

If you love to cook, take the first step with our Level 4 cooking course. You’ll learn about a wide range of culinary techniques and disciplines, and gain confidence and experience working in a commercial kitchen environment.

Internship Available
Study Fees Free

Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Cookery Strand

LevelLevel 5
Duration35 weeks

Take your passion to the next level, building on the knowledge and techniques developed in the Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) and gain the expertise required for progression as a chef in the food industry.

Internship Available

Diploma in Culinary Management

LevelLevel 6
Duration40 weeks

This exciting course is about putting your business hat on and learning how to develop new food products or services for today’s market. Build on your Level 5 cooking or baking knowledge and learn the process of taking your food dream from concept to reality, along with a range of core management skills.



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