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Diploma in Culinary Management (Level 6)

This course is available


Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jun 2023


New Zealand Management Academies


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 a foodie idea from concept through to reality, along with a range of core management skills.

Learn invaluable business strategy skills and the latest food industry trends as you research, develop and design a new food product or service - pitching it, testing it and tweaking it to get it ready for market. The course includes a 20 week paid internship, where you’ll put your new business and management knowledge to the test in a real hospitality or food company.

This course is delivered by The Culinary Collective, New Zealand’s culinary school who are part of NZMA.

You will learn:

Culinary practice and showcasing food

Food trends and how to create a food blog

Develop a commercial food product or service

Design and test the food product or service

Core management skills, duties and responsibilities in the food industry.

Gain real work experience by completing a 20 week internship in a culinary business

Entry criteria

All international applicants must:

Be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course.

Have a New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5, New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 or an equivalent qualification; or have relevant and current industry experience.

Have English language proficiency: If English is your second language, you need an English level of 6 IELTS or equivalent with no band score lower than 5.5 (other English tests or evidence of your English language ability may be approved as advised by NZQA).

Have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

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