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New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

NorthTec

Summary

Gain the skills to work as an intermediate level chef, producing complex dishes in a commercial kitchen.

This is the next step after the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3). You’ll learn to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder dishes, hot kitchen dishes, patisserie and desserts.

The purpose of this qualification is:

  • To provide for those individuals who are employed as chefs in intermediate positions, a credential that will enhance their employment opportunities in a commercial kitchen across the hospitality sector.
  • To establish standards of professional practice for complex cookery that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

You will learn to:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.
  • Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers and customers.
  • Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles in a commercial kitchen.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of hot kitchen dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of patisserie and desserts employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

Career opportunities and pathways include any role within the hospitality industry that requires chefs in intermediate positions producing complex dishes in a professional kitchen.

Entry criteria

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes
  • have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skill and experience.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Employment in the hospitality industry is an advantage.

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