New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Cookery)


Central Otago 

One year full-time

On campus, 3 days per week. 

February, July and October
30 June for July start

Embrace the world-renowned Central Otago food and wine experience and enjoy the chance to use local, fresh produce in your dishes.

This practical qualification includes lots of hands-on cooking and a work placement in a local business.

Our extensive horticultural facilities include a hydroponics unit, nursery, modern glasshouses, orchard and the Bannockburn Road vineyard and give you the opportunity to incorporate locally grown and harvested herbs, vegetables, fruit, berries, salad and wine into your cooking and chef training – a unique ‘paddock to plate’ approach.

As well as developing a range of cookery skills enabling you to prepare, cook and present a variety of dishes, you will also learn how to develop communication, leadership and critical thinking skills. The work experience element will allow you to apply your hands-on learning outside of the classroom and this, along with the input of knowledgeable guest lecturers and conversations within the culinary community, will enable you to increase your knowledge, develop real-world skills and to forge important connections and contacts.