New Zealand's chefs and cooks are spoiled for choice, with fresher-than-fresh ingredients and high-quality food products.
Working in a kitchen is fast-paced, people-focused, creative and challenging.
Our culinary programmes deliver all the practical skills you need – whether that's basic food preparation, or advanced cookery and full chef training.
"I loved the location of MIT – away from the city so I could concentrate on my studies. A lot of the equipment is new and the lecturers and staff are the most helpful I’ve ever met. We were just like a family. I also did some of my training at Novotel Auckland Airport which was a great experience. For international students, there are convenient payment options for fees. I heard about my current job from another MIT graduate. There are so many ways that MIT will help you find a good job."
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."
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- International Diploma in Cookery (Level 5) (International students only)
- New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) Cookery strand