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Develop practical skills to enhance your career opportunities, learn about the world of wine and spirits and build pathways to more senior hospitality roles.
This intensive programme builds on the foundations learnt during the Level 3 qualification.

You will learn what it takes to become one of the finest hospitality service professionals. The fine dining module at the end of the course will include silver and gueridon service. The LCQ qualification for the sale of alcohol is included in this module as well as culinary terms and 12 practical cookery sessions.

The NZSFW Certificate in Wine introduces you to this exciting world and includes the highly regarded WSET Award in Wine Level 1 with a focus on international wines and food and beverage pairing.

In this module, you will learn about the important spirit categories and classic cocktails they have inspired. Practical workshops on cocktails and mixology will build your confidence as a mixologist. You will also complete the WSET Award in Spirits Level 2.

This module introduces you to guest services for hotel accommodation and interior training for superyachts.

Work experience modules will enable you to observe, experience and work in some of Auckland’s premier restaurants.

Aged 18 or over
Completed NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Level 3 or NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3 or equivalent industry experience
Attend an interview in person or by telephone
Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students*
Valid student visa for international students
* English language pathways available.


NZSFW Certificate in Food & Beverage Level 4
NZSFW Certificate in Wine
WSET Level 1 Award in Wine
WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) Unit Standards
Food Safety Unit Standards

New Zealand students receive a subsidy from the New Zealand Government.
New Zealand students are eligible for student loans and allowances.
Fees do not include NZSFW uniform.
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Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food & Wine has been educating the next generation of chefs, restaurant & café owners, wine professionals and food lovers since 1995. Located in Auckland's Viaduct, NZSFW offers small classes with an emphasis on hands-on practical experience.
NZ School of Food & Wine
3/104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand 1010
09 3777 961
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