Introduction to Cookery & Restaurant Service Skills Level 2 Introduction to Cookery & Restaurant Service Skills Level 2

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New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Food and Beverage Service Strand)

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Introduction to Cookery and Restaurant Service Skills Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year



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Programme Content

Take the first steps towards a career in the dynamic world of hospitality.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Have a passion for great food, drink and exceptional service?

This programme will help you develop some basic cookery and front of house skills to whet your appetite for further study in hospitality. It covers food safety in the kitchen; food preparation; knife skills; cooking food by baking, boiling, grilling, braising and stewing; how to prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks; food service styles; barista skills; and customer service. This course introduces you to the Service Sector industry and allows you to make an informed decision of a future study pathway.

This programme runs 1 day per week (Fridays 9am - 3pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enroll you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

    As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
13272 Cook food items by baking 3 2 2
13277 Cook food items by braising and stewing 3 2 2
17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision 7 4 4
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 3 2 2
167 Practise food safety methods in a food business 8 4 4
13283 Prepare and present salads for service 3 2 2
14425 Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks in a commercial hospitality environment 7 5 5
13280 Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts 3 2 2
14436 Provide table service in a commercial hospitality environment 4 4 4
13276 Cook food items by grilling 3 2 2