Cooking Café Services

This program 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 NZ cert in Cookery Level 3, NZ cert in Baking Level 3 or level 4, NZ cert in Cookery Level 4 or NZ cert in Food & Beverage services Level 4. The program 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 if appropriate

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

Dates: Thursday 10 February - Friday 11 November 2022 (34 weeks), normal school holidays apply

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