New Zealand education providers offering cookery courses to students who want to be a baker, chef or barista in a local café or work in an international hotel chain ensure that students will have the hands-on-skills to create rewarding experiences for customers in the culinary and hospitality industry that is constantly evolving.  The schools ensure that students will have a future-proof career in bakery or cookery by combining advanced knowledge and supervision expertise.  Students learn from professionals and get real-world experience in the schools’  kitchens, restaurant and bakery, as well as opportunities for work experience at industry events and functions.

Throughout the programme, students are able to develop advanced cooking skills and learn the skills they need to lead a kitchen.  They will gain experience in cooking and presenting a range of dishes in its world-class kitchen facilities.  Further the students’ understanding of restaurant management where they learn how to plan, develop and cost menus and manage staff.   They will also get real-world experience on work placements in restaurants.  Hence, its graduates will be ready to take on a managerial role in a professional kitchen.

The following New Zealand qualifications in the fields of professional cookery and baking are popular amongst international students who are already working professionals in their home country or to high school graduates who would like to become a pastry or culinary chef someday.


of New Zealand Qualification NZQF
Minimum Entry Requirements Estimated
Tuition Fee
International Diploma in Baking 5 2 years IELTS score of 5.5 NZ$21,300 per year
International Diploma in Cookery 5 2 years •IELTS score of 5.5 Enquire upon application