Successful completion of the Basic, Intermediate and Superior Cuisine certificates results in the award of the Diplôme de Cuisine. You will learn to master the necessary skills to create fine cuisine dishes through a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions and theory lessons, gaining knowledge from our classically trained chefs who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants.
Our cuisine chefs lead demonstrations to show you how to produce dishes to the highest professional standard. You are then tasked with replicating what you have been shown in one of our dedicated cuisine practical kitchens.
Duration: 9 Months (3x 10 week certificates in Basic, Intermediate & Superior Cuisine)
Price: NZD 37,500.00/per year
Fees Include: 2x uniforms (jacket, trousers, hat, necktie), ZWILLING Knife Tool Kit, All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation
Hours per week: Approximately 25-30 hours
Entry Requirements: IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.0 overall for Basic Cuisine, 5.5 for Intermediate and Superior Cuisine with no band lower than 5.0 for all courses
Vaibhav Vishen Head Chef at Spring Kitchen by Hilton. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can with no inhibitions. That is what Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand taught me. This has influenced my constant yearning to always question, improve and innovate. Read more
Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu I’ve had exciting opportunities to work with many celebrity chefs around the world such as Mark Best, Charles Michel, Ash Heeger and Alanna Sapwell. I recently travelled to Australia with Hakai’s Celebrity Chef Monique Fiso for The Curated Plate Culinary Festival and won Emerging Chef of the Year in the Felix Wellington Hospitality awards 2019. Read more.
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