The focus of the programme is the preparation and service of French classical and contemporary cuisine or patisserie dishes using advanced classical and contemporary French techniques and theoretical knowledge. Diplôme Avancé Culinaire students will gain valuable live and real time experience whilst preparing a dégustation menu during Brasserie week. Additional theoretical subjects are studied alongside practical classes in the first two terms and this knowledge is then applied during the Internship in the final term. Theory subjects outline the importance of planning and monitoring work flow and supplies in a commercial kitchen and the management of operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles. Also included is the theory of selecting and applying staffing strategies to meet performance targets and the management of staff relationships for operational roles.
Duration: 9 Months (3x10 Week terms)
Prerequisite: Achieved a NZQF L4 qualification in a related field (ex: Diplôme de Cuisine) OR Equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.
The following outlines the key knowledge, skills, attitudes and values graduates will have when they successfully complete this programme:
- Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets.
- Plan and monitor work-flow and supplies in a commercial kitchen.
- Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles.
- Manage staff relationships for operational roles.
- Plan and produce a broad range of larder dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
- Plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry and fish dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
- Plan, develop and design advanced dishes and menus suitable for implementation in a commercial hospitality environment.