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Certificate in Food and Beverage, Barista, Wine and Spirits (Level 4)

New Zealand School of Food and Wine
16 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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Program description

The Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits will develop practical skills with our introduction to hospitality programme to enhance your career opportunities, learn about the world of wine and spirits and build pathways to more senior restaurant and hospitality roles.

Barista, Restaurant & Cafe service, LCQ

You will learn what it takes to become one of the best hospitality service professionals. The menu module focuses on understanding culinary terms, cookery techniques, ingredients and specialist products used by leading chefs to create innovative menus. The Licensed Controller Qualification (LCQ) for the Sale of Alcohol Act 2012 enables you to become a duty manager for a licensed café, restaurant or bar.

New Zealand and International Wines

The NZSFW Certificate in Wine introduces you to how to taste and recognise the leading international grape varieties. You learn about the leading New Zealand wineries and styles of wine that make them famous. This course includes a day trip to Waiheke Island where you will visit three leading wineries. In this exciting introduction to the world of wines, you will also complete the London based Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) Award in Wine Level 1 with a focus on wines and food pairing.

Bartending, Cocktails & Mixology

In this cocktail and mixology module, you will study the key bartending skills and how to set up and operate a bar, point of sales system as well as how to make classic cocktails and the techniques of shaking, stirring, pressing and crushing. You will also complete the highly regarded Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) Award in Spirits Level 2 which is an internationally recognised qualification.

Accommodation, Super yachts & Cruise Ships

This module introduces you to guest services for hotel accommodation and interior (cabin) training for Super Yachts. You will learn about the ship life including a field trip to visit and meet with key personnel on yachts moored in Auckland's Viaduct. The employment module discusses how to write your resume (CV) and tips on how find jobs on Super yachts and Cruise ships.

Event Management

This module is an introduction to event management and the organisation of hosting and running events. You learn how to plan run-sheets to coordinate and organise the event activities along with the teams of staff that are needed. You complete practical work experience during food and wine focused events where you help with the planning, set up and implementation.

Work Experience

During the programme, you will have two weeks work placement to enable you to gain hand-on experience in some of Auckland’s premier cafés and restaurants. During this time you will gain real-life insights into working as a junior FOH Front of House staff member in a restaurant and café. Many students are offered part time work at these businesses following their work experience module.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work as junior FOH, waiters and supervisors in cafés, restaurants, catering businesses, bars, clubs, luxury resorts and hotels, superyachts. NZSFW graduates, because of the highly practical nature of this course, are attractive to prospective employers.

Pathways to Further Study

  • Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5
  • Certificate in Professional Wine, Sommelier
  • Certificate in Cookery, Foundation

Qualifications Gained

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

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food & Wine has been educating the next generation of baristas, chefs, restaurant & café owners, wine professionals and food lovers since 1995. Located in Auckland's Viaduct,our New Zealand Government accredited...

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