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Certificate in Culinary Arts Level 3

Intakes: 28 May 2018, 13 August 2018, 22 October 2018

Duration: 20 weeks

Love food? Whip up a new career at Ignite Colleges’ recently-opened cookery school. Learn from top chefs in brand-new commercial kitchens, gain skills the cookery industry urgently needs, and build real industry experience with an internship.

Who can enrol?

If you are 16 years or older, seeking a stepping stone to a junior chef position in the cookery sector, start your journey here.

What will I learn?

This hands-on course will give you the knowledge and expertise you need to start your career in this fast-paced, creative industry. Build foundation chef skills in our cutting-edge training kitchens and complete an internship for some real workplace experience.

You will cover:

  • Basic dishes with meat, egg, fish, pulses, grains, rice, pasta, vegetables and fruit
  • Basic sauces, stocks and soups
  • Food safety
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Communication skills
  • 40-hour internship with an industry employer

What qualifications will I gain?

 New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3

Where will this take me?

This qualification will show employers you have the skills and knowledge to step into the industry in a junior level chef role. Work your way up from there – or give your career a boost by staying on to gain your Level 4! 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.”

Jaz cookery tutor

 

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