The focus of the programme is the preparation and service of French classical and contemporary cuisine 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 (3x 10 week terms)
Price: NZD $26,400 per year (Subject to change)
Fees Include: All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation
Hours per week: Approximately 22 hours
Entry Requirements: Diplôme de Cuisine Achieved, NZQF L4 qualification in a similar or related field. OR Equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind. (Please note a practical assessment maybe required on site in New Zealand). Plus a minimum IELTS Academic score (or test equivalent) of 5.5 with no band lower than 5. 17+ years (no upper age limit).
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.
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
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