Do you love good food and working with people? Then hospitality could be perfect for you! 

Whether you want to hone your cooking skills, explore your flair for food design, master the art of brewing, or learn more about the hospitality industry, we've got the programme you're looking for!


Food Design and Culinary Arts

Embrace and explore the concept of multisensory food design in your career as a chef, artisan food producer or entrepreneur.


Hospitality Management

Learn how to manage hotels, motels, restaurants, or cafés in a junior supervisor role.



Gain a qualification while you brew beer! With our brewing programmes, you could turn your passion into a career.


Food and Beverage Service

Learn counter and table service, food preparation, cocktails, café, bar and barista service in our Level 3 and Level 4 programmes.



Begin your journey from cook to chef with our hands-on programmes available in Dunedin and Central Otago.

Short courses

Start with a passion for food! We offer a range of short courses and training to equip you for success


Want your skills formally recognised?

If you have experience working in the hospitality industry, you may be able to gain recognition for your skills and knowledge – and stay in work while you study!

Using our Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) process, we can measure your existing knowledge against the Bachelor of Culinary Arts and give you academic credit towards this degree. 

This option is a one-year, distance programme with optional workshops in Dunedin – meaning that if you're employed, you don't have to leave your job to achieve a qualification.

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Manaaki, our training restaurant, offers a diverse menu, excellent service and a cosy, ambient environment for lunchtime and evening dining.

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Looking for Catering?

Otago Polytechnic Catering offers an extensive range of delicious menus, which can be customised to meet your needs.