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Café Bar Service

Competent, knowledgeable food and beverage service professionals create a dining experience that customers will rave about.

Launch into a career working in high-end restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, airlines and international conference centres in New Zealand and overseas. Your advanced practical skills and knowledge will be in high demand.

Working within facilities that are the pride of Ara – our Visions On Campus training restaurant, The Pantry on Campus cafe and Barista room and Training Bar will give you a taste of the real world of hospitality.

You will graduate confident and competent in advanced hospitality services with highlights including learning how to match the perfect wine with each course of a meal. You'll also discover what it takes to be a top mixologist creating cocktails with flair.

We help you develop the people skills and calm composure needed to thrive in the hectic pace of professional hospitality environments. Our expert tutors will help you learn all the skills you need to succeed in a career in café and bar operations.

Understanding the requirements of the Sale of Liquor Act and host responsibility practices is crucial knowledge for all staff working on licenced premises.

The New Zealand government has recognised this by making the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ), a compulsory qualification for all holders of a General Manager's certificate.

Learn more about our Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ).