Career Guidance Workshop
Are you unsure of your future path or looking for a career change? Or, do you need some advice on what your next step could look like? Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey.
For those passionate about creating and delivering great food, beverages, and service, embarking on study within cookery or hospitality are great study options with a huge demand in the industry for trained staff.
Completing our culinary qualifications will enable you to work as a cook/chef in a commercial kitchen. Not only will you learn cookery skills, but also the knowledge of how to create and price menus, order supplies, cater for events, and many other important skills needed to be successful in the industry.
Studying hospitality prepares students to provide high-level customer service within the food and beverage environment. Whether it’s working as a barista to produce top-notch coffee, engaging customers, serving food, or operating the stands at a café, these qualifications teach you all the best-practice protocols and tricks of the hospitality trade.
Waiters or waitresses will be busy looking after the needs of diners in restaurants, clubs, hotels and cafes. They will explain the menu, take orders, serve food and drinks and anticipate their client’s needs. Clearing tables, polishing cutlery and assisting in the restocking of food and drinks is also part of the everyday duties.
Preparing, serving and selling fresh food and drinks are the skills of a food counter assistant. Food counter assistants will also be answering questions from customers about the food on display, checking to ensure food is kept fresh and at a safe temperature, managing the till, weighing, pricing and packing orders, and managing staff and work rosters.
Maitre d' are responsible for the overall smooth running of a restaurant or café. They greet customers as they arrive, organise their seating, introduce them to their waiter, and ensure their dining experience goes without a hitch. They supervise the staff, check bills, order stock, and organise the cleaning and closing of the restaurant each evening.
Chefs prepare and cook food in hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. They could also be involved in designing, planning and pricing menus, training and supervising staff, buying food supplies and equipment, keeping records, and keeping work areas clean and tidy.
Caterers manage and coordinate the preparation of food for functions or events. They could help cook the food, meet with clients to plan the event, coordinate staff, organise seating and any additional equipment needed, pack up after the event, and do administrative tasks such as billing.
Critically acclaimed chef, Josh Emett, came from humble beginnings growing up on a dairy farm just outside Hamilton.
After studying to be a chef at Waikato Polytechnic (now Wintec) he quickly progressed to fine dining restaurants in Auckland and Melbourne and then moved to London and worked for Gordon Ramsay for over 10 years, quickly becoming head chef at the world renowned Savoy Grill before opening restaurants for Gordon Ramsay in New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne.
On returning to New Zealand, Josh and his business partner Fleur opened Madam Woo in Queenstown, and have since opened three more Madam Woos in Dunedin, Takapuna, and Hamilton, with Christchurch due to open in February.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
We offer a range of courses covering the areas of hospitality, cookery, and restaurant and beverage service. The programmes provide diverse opportunities for graduates and a broad range of career paths.
The training and qualifications have local, national and international relevance, which is achieved through best- practice facilitation, modern facilities, current industry technologies, flexible delivery, and contemporary practices.
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