Certificate in Culinary Arts Level 4
Intakes: 28 May 2018, 13 August 2018, 22 October 2018
Duration: 40 weeks
Already a whiz in the kitchen? Turn your talent into a career with our Level 4 culinary arts programme. Gain hands-on training in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchens and learn innovative culinary skills from top chefs. Plus, you’ll graduate with real work experience thanks to our unique internship programme.
Who can enrol?
If you are 16 or older and want to enter the cookery sector as an intermediate level chef, you will be perfectly placed with this qualification.
What will I learn?
This hands-on programme teaches you complex culinary skills that will take your career to new heights. Learn how to prepare, cook and present restaurant-quality dishes, and gain real workplace experience with a culinary arts internship. You’ll never look back!
You will cover:
- Complex soups
- Complex meat, seafood, fish and poultry dishes
- Complex hot and cold desserts
- Complex pastry and larder dishes
- Food safety
- Workplace health and safety
- Communication skills
- 80-hour internship with an industry employer
What qualifications will I gain?
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4
Where will this take me?
With this qualification, you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to gain an intermediate level chef role – or pathway into higher level cookery studies. Either way you’ll stand out from the crowd by having trained at Ignite Colleges!
Here's a profile and video of our awesome General Manager Jasbir
She’s an innovative, charismatic, human dynamo - and she’s breaking new ground and changing lives every day. Ignite Colleges’ General Manager, Jasbir Kaur, is well-known and highly regarded in the education, hospitality and cookery sectors both here and overseas. She has previously opened two cookery schools and was campus manager for one of New Zealand’s biggest culinary training providers. After ten years working as an executive chef in the US, Indian-born Jasbir moved to New Zealand in 2009. Since then she has hosted radio shows, presented TV cooking programmes, and been a regular judge at New Zealand’s top national culinary arts competitions. Prior to joining Ignite in 2017, Jasbir was working as a chef at one of the world’s top restaurants, the Michelin-starred Disfrutar, in Barcelona. Her ability to inspire those around her, combined with her passion for culinary arts, will ensure Ignite Colleges blazes a trail in tertiary training.
“At Ignite Colleges we pride ourselves on preparing people for successful careers in high demand industries. Our newest offering – and one that’s very dear to my heart – is culinary arts. Our unique programmes inject real flair into culinary arts training in New Zealand. Students can even complete cookery internships at a Michelin restaurant in Spain as part of their course! I want to help New Zealand become more of a culinary destination, by training chefs who will push boundaries and make their mark globally. By taking up the reins at Ignite Colleges, I have the opportunity to do exactly that, in the very heart of Manukau.”
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