Otago Polytechnic

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We can help you begin your journey from cook to chef. Our hands-on programmes at Level 3Level 4 and Level 5 teach a broad range of essential kitchen techniques along with supervisory and business skills.

Our Cookery graduates go on to chef positions in restaurants, bars and cafés, or find work in catering companies, vineyards, boutique lodges and hotel chains. Work experience is an important part of our Cookery programmes, allowing our students to apply their practical learning outside of the classroom and giving them a chance to increase their knowledge and develop real-world skills.