Creative Cook (13CRC)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Drew Weeda-Ramirez

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements


US 167

10 Level 2 Food/Hospitality related credits

Creative Cook

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

With a focus on using healthy and sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, in this course you will learn to safely prepare restaurant and café style kai in a commercial kitchen. There are many opportunities to showcase food and meals that you have prepared at functions and events.

Course Components

Hospitality Services

Learn about the roles and responsibilities within the hospitality industry, including customer service, food costs, menu development, hospitality regulations

Meal Preparation Skills

  • Prepare, cook and gain skills in a commercial kitchen following advanced food hygiene regulations
  • Learn how to select and cook locally sourced ingredients to use in a sustainable manner including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
  • Prepare meals using a variety of cooking techniques while applying knowledge of nutrition principles in commercial catering
  • Gain proficiency in barista and café service skills

12 Hours per week (incl 13HOS)

Learning Areas:

Practical Design, Pre Professional Courses

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Enrolment Fee
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $220

Specialty Course Cost - $600

Assessment Information Credits 40 Credits Qualification Qualifications towards NZC In Cookery Level 3 Pathway to NZ Apprenticeship in Cookery, NZC in Cookery Level 3 & 4