FutureCOL Chef training focuses on skills the Hospitality industry demands so it is a great place to start a career in cookery.
FutureCOL culinary arts programmes are well established before students advance onto the sophisticated complex cookery where creativity and personal choices become important.
KEY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
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FutureCOL students are given opportunity to establish their own food styles while gaining skills and confidence in cookery. Each student brings to the classroom their own culture, food experience and preferences making for a dynamic mix of students where experimentation is encouraged and students learn from each other.
FutureCOL’s multicultural learning environment has Tutors and students from global origins creating a unique learning hub reflecting the global nature of modern workplaces. Start out in a new career by getting training and exposure to this new world of work that is applicable to any country in our global planet.
Hastings, Hawke’s Bay
Do you aim to be a professional chef at the top of your field? FutureCOL’s cookery programmes will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to succeed in today’s commercial kitchens, both within New Zealand and internationally.
Accreditation and Approval by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
The New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery or Patisserie and the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) are both accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and are recognised world-wide.
Note: Students are also eligible to work part time up to 20 hours/week whilst studying
Excellent employment opportunities, as there is a world-wide shortage of chefs.
The New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery or Patisserie qualification aims to provide the following:
- To provide competent employees for the hospitality sector who are able to work as chefs in senior positions producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen.
- To provide for those individuals who are employed as chefs in senior positions, a credential that will enhance their employment opportunities in a professional kitchen across the hospitality sector.
- To establish standards of professional practice for advanced cookery that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.
The New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) consists of eight modules at Level 5 totalling 120 credits. Content covers:
- Health and safety in a commercial kitchen
- Standard operating procedures and communication in professional customer focused environments
- Budgeting skills in a commercial kitchen (in terms of both staff and produce)
- Menu design and implementation
- Developing preparation and complex cooking or patisserie skills across a range of different food types, methods of cooking and presentation
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets.
- Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen.
- Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles.
- Manage staff relationships for operational roles.
Graduates of the Cookery strand will be able to:
- Plan and produce a broad range of larder dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
- Plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry and fish dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
- Plan, develop and design advanced dishes and menus suitable for implementation in a commercial hospitality environment.
Graduates of the Patisserie strand will be able to:
- Plan and produce a broad range of advanced patisserie and yeast goods suitable for a commercial hospitality business.
- Plan and produce a broad range of gateaux and torten suitable for a commercial hospitality business.
- Plan and produce a broad range of advanced hot and cold desserts suitable for a commercial hospitality business.
To gain entry to the programme, applicants will need to hold the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) qualification (or an equivalent qualification as approved by the Programme Area Lead). Alternatively, applicants must be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills in culinary arts to the Programme Area Lead. Academic credit may be granted for relevant learning achieved prior to enrolment on a course or programme. In addition, students must be able to confirm that they will have the physical capability to safely withstand 4-8 hour sessions of working in a commercial kitchen environment.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- International students require IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 (Academic) or the equivalent level of English.
Why study with FutureCOL?
- FutureCOL is a Category 1 Government Approved Tertiary Provider as evaluated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- Passionate staff that are focused on teaching skills to students that are most relevant to industries. FutureCOL
cookery students are accepted by the Hospitality Industry. Our students do very well in regional and national cookery competitions.
- Support of Local Government by both the Hon. Craig Foss (Member of Parliament for Tuki Tuki) and Mayor Lawrence Yule (Mayor of Hastings District Council).
- Support from the Hospitality Employers in the Hawke’s Bay region. FutureCOL Cookery graduates can be found in many of the top restaurants and vineyards in Hawke’s Bay like Elephant Hill, Vidal Estate and others.
- Family environment and extremely safe. If you chose to study with FutureCOL, we will treat you as part of our family. Hastings and the Hawke’s Bay Community is very welcoming to International Students. There are also opportunities for part-time employment whilst studying.
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery FAQs
Course fees apply. If eligible, NZ Students can apply for Studylink Student loans and allowance. This investment toward a future career is where job prospects are high. Students in part-time work while studying provides extra income above your allowance.
Talk with our administration staff to see how you go about applying in advance so by the time course starts, you can concentrate on study and be assured of income to support your studying.
By course completion there are a wide range of cookery and kitchen jobs found in hospitality establishments all across NZ. There are so many different types of food establishments; cafes, wineries, restaurants, family dining, fine dining, establishments in towns, smaller and larger cities.
Hotels and tourism complexes all require staff and as NZ has become an international travelers tourist destination, more places are opening up creating even more employment opportunities.
Your FutureCOL practical “hands on” study will prepare you well for a career in the twenty first century global hospitality industry in both NZ and intentionally.
You can achieve the following qualification:
- New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)