Baking, culinary and hospitality
Study options in Baking, culinary and hospitality
Hospitality (barista, café, and restaurant)
Whether you want to be a baker, chef or barista in a local café or work in an international hotel chain, there is a wide range of excellent jobs for you to choose from.
Gain the skills to create rewarding experiences for customers in an industry that is constantly evolving.
As an MIT graduate, you'll have the hands-on skills and the support you need to find success working in your chosen field.
I have always been a passionate home-baker. So after 29 years of being a beauty therapist, I decided to undergo study at MIT. I came and chatted with the lecturers about the course and I was excited to hear about the opportunities it would give me career-wise.
The lecturers were exciting so I decided to embark on a new educational journey. The timetable suits and also gave me the flexibility to work part-time.
MIT has been a journey of new skills, new friends, and new challenges. Enrol now and let your baking journey begin because you never know where it will Bake you. The caliber of lecturers makes MIT unique, particularly Ralph Schmidt, he has a wealth of knowledge, he makes learning fun and exciting, and his experience is something you really can't put a price on. Not only does he set you up with skills in a bakery environment. He teaches you life skills.
International student Ravneel Anand was delighted when his industry placement at a top Auckland hotel lead to a part-time job. Ravneel, from Fiji, spent a month working at The Langham as part of his International diploma in culinary course at MIT. The placement gave him a chance to work in every department in their kitchens, from pastry to mains to desserts. After Ravneel completed the internship, he was offered a part-time job as a commis chef. Ravneel loved his job and says his studies at MIT were excellent preparation for his future career.
"MIT was a great choice to prepare me for a culinary career. I have found studying at MIT interesting and challenging and amazing. Everything has been enjoyable. The lecturers are so down-to-earth and helpful."
Ravnell is also enjoying living in Auckland. “I like going out with my friends, seeing new places and having a good time."
"I chose MIT because it was the only school where I could complete both the baking and patisserie training in one year, and it offered real-life experience through student-run shop days.
The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Because of MIT’s excellent training and great facilities, I had the right skills to get a job straight after I finished the course.
Nicest of all, my customers tell me my bread and quiches are the best they’ve tasted outside of Europe!”
“If you want to be your own boss one day, you enjoy an energetic and lively lifestyle, if you like being around people and making a difference, Hospitality is the role for you.
No other job gives you face to face people skills, entrepreneurialism and creativity opportunities, human resource experience, business planning and acumen in a fun and engaging environment. The skills you learn will set you up for any situation in life and also give you the ability to travel the world in a job that is all about connectivity.
Qualifications in line with on-the-job experience gives you the full package, it’s understanding the why that academia gives you which will give you an extra boost in your hospitality journey.
Being a student at MIT gives you the opportunity to work with a team of people who really care about the industry, they are professionals in their field and are engage in making you the best hospitality star you can be.”
Operations Manager - Joylab Hospitality Limited / President Hospitality New Zealand Auckland Branch