Hospitality is a career full of opportunities.
You could start out serving coffees, become a chef or restaurant manager and one day even end up running your own business. This practical introduction to the industry will see you working in NMIT’s state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant training facility where you’ll be preparing, cooking and serving some of our region’s finest produce.
The Hospitality programme is available at both Level 2 (Hospitality Year 1) and Level 3 (Hospitality Year 2). The focus of the first year is on developing knowledge and skills in various areas of hospitality, including cooking, café service, introductory barista (coffee-making) and front-of house. Students in the Year 2 programme, have the opportunity to further develop their cooking skills in the commercial kitchen; learning how to put together ingredients and flavours to come up with mouth-watering local and international dishes.
Level 2 and 3. This programme offers 2 year levels
Starts: February 2020
9am to 2.30pm Fridays
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- Tertiary Pre-Employment Training at NMIT in Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Service
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Food Nutrition
- Food Technology
Chef or Cook
Short Order Cook
Cruise Ships or Oil Rigs
Food and Beverage Manager
Cafés, Bars and Hotels
Mikayla’s sister encouraged her to try the Trades course at NMIT and Mikayla’s really glad she did. In fact, since starting the Hospitality Year 1 course Mikayla’s been telling others at her school how good it is and that they should think about doing it themselves.
“I’m a practical, get up and do it learner, rather than learning from writing and reading. Here at Trades the tutors show us what to do and then we get to do it ourselves. They’re very patient and good at passing on their knowledge to us."
Mikayla also enjoys spending her Fridays on the NMIT campus. “It’s always an adventure walking around here. There’s lots of different types of students, from all different backgrounds and cultures which is really cool.”
Paris is in the second year of the Hospitality programme, completing Level 3 unit standards as part of her NCEA Level 3 qualification. “I really enjoyed the programme when I did it last year. We had the opportunity to learn about both Front of House and cooking. This year we spend all our time in the kitchen”.
A particular highlight for Paris has been developing her team communication skills which are vital when working in a busy professional kitchen. She’s also able to put into practice all the cooking and front of house skills she has in her part time work at a local restaurant.
Paris would rate the Trades Hospitality programme as 10 out of 10! “I like the learning style at NMIT”.
Paris would like to study at NMIT fulltime in the future. Her aim is to complete the Diploma in Culinary Arts and then travel, where she knows her chefing skills will always be in demand.