At CPIT you'll be inspired by a team of talented, dedicated tutors who are proud of our Food and Hospitality's positive culture. When you choose to study with us, you can be 100 per cent confident that you'll be learning in a creative, supportive environment.
CPIT's Food and Hospitality facilities are located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Choose from qualifications in chef training, bakery, hospitality management, cafe bar service, and travel. You can also train for the Licence Controller's Qualification (LCQ) or study short courses in Bar Service Essentials, Cocktail Mixology and Barista Essentials .
Facilities and resources
Our Food and Hospitality facilities are purpose-built for training purposes and include:
- Five kitchens and a professional bakery facility
- Fully licenced training restaurant, bar and café environments
- Training reception and hotel suite
- Training bar and barista room.
Industry and community
We are proud of the close relationships we have with industry organisations including:
- Industry training organisations (ITOs)
- Hotel groups
- Producer boards
- Retail sector experts
- International colleges.
These industry associations give you valuable exposure to industry leaders and experts who are regularly invited to lecture, teach and train students in various specialty areas. These opportunities provide you with relevant, up to date specialist industry knowledge which supports the skills and experience you gain through your studies.
CPIT graduates succeed locally and globally, whether working with international hotels, intimate restaurants or global businesses. A CPIT qualification gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills and practical experience to contribute to the workplace from day one.
Our Food and Hospitality students have won the Nestlé Torque d'Or 14 times in the 23 years that the competition has run. Teams of two culinary students and one restaurant service student go head-to-head in a live kitchen cook off to produce six covers of a three course meal in two and a half hours. Many past competitors now hold positions as industry leaders.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on July 1 2015.
You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
Move over Tom Cruise!
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CPIT chef training gains international endorsement
CPIT's Department of Food and Hospitality has become the first New Zealand training institute to be recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) as a Quality Culinary Education...
Cooking for a cause at CPIT
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A taste of China
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Visiting Chinese chef spices up CPIT
A dish highlighting the use of Sichuan pepper was on the menu for guest chef Xing Qiao during a special Chinese cookery demonstration at CPIT's Department of Food and hospitality....
Walking the Toque
Hours of sweating over hot stoves could pay off for three CPIT Food and Hospitality students this week, when they compete in the annual Nestle Toque d'Or cooking competition....