What will I learn?

Learn about menu designs, food and beverage service, food and wine pairing plus get to visit a brewery, a vineyard and a tourism attraction to see how the professionals do it.

You’ll also get your Licence Controller Qualification, giving yourself a great head start when you’re job hunting.


How to deliver outstanding customer service

Besides learning all about food and beverage service, develop your communication skills too. We’ll also teach you about the different roles in hotels, restaurants and workflows. Find out about the conference and event industry, and how to set up for functions and events.

Build your wine and beer knowledge

Local breweries will teach you about beer production and you’ll learn all about the different types of beer and their characteristics. Visit a vineyard, where you’ll be taught about wine varietals and how to talk about wine and food pairing like a pro.

Weekly Cafe Visits

Weekly cafe visits mean you’ll experience different customer service, and enjoy coffee and hot chocolates galore. Besides coffee, you‘ll also be taught about safe food handling.

Menu design

Get up to speed with restaurant menus – from casual to formal menus to gourmet food trucks. Learn about menu design, how to present food and beverage options to showcase the products well and discover how different wine and beverage menus should reflect the venue's atmosphere.

Liquor licence requirements and get certified

Learn the laws and get your liquor Licence Controller Qualification, making yourself invaluable to employers. The units you’ll cover are 16705, host responsibility requirements as a duty manager and 4646, knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Support to get a real job

Our careers team can put you in touch with the best hospitality employers, including top hotels, cafes and restaurants. This might be at Coffee Club or Columbus Coffee, a bar such as Keystone, Lone Star or The Cider Factorie, The Pullman, Sebel or SkyCity hotel, or with the Bravo Hospitality recruitment company.

Inspiring field trips

Visit a brewery and vineyard to learn all about beer and wine, take a trip to a tourism attraction to see how unique New Zealand's food, wine and customer experience is. You’ll also get to discover hospitality in the aviation industry by practising service on an aircraft.


Kickstart your hospitality career as a barista or bartender working in a cafe, bar or hotel


New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (Level 4)(Restaurant Service)

Licence Controller Qualification


  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Kick starts your hospitality career
  • Great intro to The Maitre D' course

Study options

Full Time (16 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$11,000.00 (US$ 7,482) per year
NZ $11,000 for the entire course; Course fee NZ $3,500
Start date

Expected July, August, November 2022


The Culinary Collective

Auckland City Campus,

100 Symonds Street,



1010, New Zealand

Full Time (16 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$11,000.00 (US$ 7,482) per year
NZ $11,000 for the entire course; Course fee NZ $3,500
Start date

Expected July 2022


Sylvia Park Campus

56-60 Carbine Rd,


Mount Wellington,

1060, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

  • You need to be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course

  • Have completed secondary school overseas or New Zealand Year 11 or have equivalent work experience.

  • If English is your second language, you need an English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent with no band score lower than 5 (other English tests or evidence of your English language ability may be approved as advised by NZQA).

  • You must have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

  • You need to be physically able to do the practical parts of this course.


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