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.
Time: 9am to 2.30pm Fridays
Location: NMIT Nelson
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
For Jenna, choosing the Trades Hospitality course was an easy decision. “I’ve always loved baking and cooking. My parents have a café and I wanted to learn more about what they do so I can help out more.” Jenna says that she is learning a lot of new skills and that makes her more confident overall.
One of the unexpected highlights of the programme has been meeting new people and making friends with students from other schools. “Everyone is really friendly and makes you feel welcome. I come from a small school so that is really nice. The tutors are also very kind and helpful and treat all the students with respect.” Jenna says that Trades is something she now looks forward to all week.
Robbie enrolled in the Year 2 Hospitality programme as he thought it would be good to have a change from school, go somewhere new and meet new people. He’s always had an interest in food, and the programme has met all his expectations.
“I love the hands-on factor; how we don’t do too much theory and how we get to do heaps of practical. I’ve learnt heaps about baking, jams and seafood and there’s a lot more to come in the programme”.
Robbie would highly recommend the programme to others. “This course opens up so many more doors and pathways. We’re treated like adults and have a bit of freedom. The tutors are really entertaining and they relate well to all of us.”