The Basic Cuisine programme (Basic Certificate) opens the door to the adventures of French cuisine. From day one, you begin to master the basic skills: from how to hold a knife properly, to how to peel vegetables or how to truss a chicken. As the term progresses, techniques are layered on one another, and become more complex. Demonstrations become more menu-oriented, incorporating such elements as organisation, preparation, balance and timing. Students also learn how to use and integrate condiments, herbs and spices into their recipes producing a variety of flavours which complement the dishes prepared. As a solid grounding in basic cuisine, this programme is for beginners and experienced students alike.
4 intakes per year: January, April, July, October (or late September)
Duration: 10 weeks
Price: NZD $12,800 (Subject to change)
Fees Include: 2x uniforms (jacket, trousers, hat, necktie), WÜSTOF Knife Tool Kit, All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation
Hours per week: Approximately 20-25 hours
Entry Requirements: IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.0 overall, with no band lower than 5.0
16 years old (no upper age limit)