WTA Cooking Café Service

This programme is designed to give students basic skills and experience both in the kitchen and behind the counter in a café environment. Not only are graduates able to gain employment in an entry level position in the industry, there is also scope to staircase onto further pathways such as WTA New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3, New Zealand Certificate in Baking Level 3 or level 4, New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 or New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage services Level 4. The programme is predominantly practical in nature and includes sought after inclusions such as Food Safety, knife handling skills, basic methods of cookery, Customer interaction and counter service as well as espresso, tea and cold beverage production. Alongside the physical skills learned students develop life skills such as time management and nutrition through to personal presentation and ironing their uniform.  

Campus: Hospitality Campus, Wellington 

Cost: Free

Days: Thursday & Friday

Hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm (half hour lunch)

Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided

Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting MoE requirements

Dates: Thursday 9 February – Friday 10 November 2023 (34 weeks), normal school holidays apply

Application: Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in a WTA course by their secondary school

Interview: Students may be requested to attend an interview with a family member or school representative

Qualification: NCEA Level 2 with credit towards Vocational Pathways award

Credits: On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 44 credits


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