Hospitality/Cookery, Food Design, Food & Beverage Service
Are you interested in making and preparing food? With a level three certificate in cookery, you gain the skills and knowledge to work in a commercial kitchen where you will:
- Prepare food
- Cook food
- Wash dishes
- Follow food safety legislation
Otago Polytechnic’s Level 3 Certificate in Cookery
This is a very practical programme; you spend the majority of your time in the Otago Polytechnic training kitchen. Some of your scheduled class time will be in a classroom.
Some of the things you will learn during this course include:
- Food preparation
- Cookery techniques
- Food safety
- Health and safety legislation
- Catering for specific dietary requirements
Types of Assessments:
There are a number of practical tests for the range of culinary skills you gain and some short formal written tests associated with each course within the programme.
After you finish the course:
The Level 3 certificate in cookery can help you can gain employment in a commercial kitchen, such as a restaurant, café, or catering business. Alternatively, you could further your education and enrol in the level 4 certificate in cookery and build on the skills and knowledge you have learnt in the level 3 certificate.
Also available at the Food Design Institute:
Food and beverage service and hospitality management (café, restaurant, hotel, accommodation, catering)
English Language requirements
- IELTS 5.5 for Level 3, 4 and Diploma; IELTS 6.0 for Bachelor of Culinary Arts degree
- NZCEL Level 3 Applied (Academic) for Certificates and Diplomas
- NZCEL Level 4 Academic for Bachelor degree