Southern Institute of Technology has a long history of training exceptional chefs, cooks and culinary artists. Whether you are looking for a short course in barista skills, a course to prepare you for café and bar work, or you are an aspiring chef, SIT’s range of quality hospitality courses will equip you with the professional skills you need to enter this competitive industry.

The New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service focuses on giving you the skills you need to become a valued member of a café, restaurant or functions team. Also on offer is the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery at Level 3 and 4. With the option of studying these courses at either the Invercargill or Queenstown campus, students have access to state of the art commercial kitchen facilities and plenty of hands on experience. SIT’s Invercargill campus also offers the higher level New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) with strands in Cookery, which those who are looking at becoming senior chefs will want to consider.

The Bungalow Restaurant and Vault Café at Invercargill campus are entirely operated by students.  From the wait staff to those preparing the food in the kitchen, it is a fantastic way for students to experience the realities of the hospitality industry and for the public to experience the quality of SIT’s students’ culinary and customer service skills.

Not to be outdone, Queenstown campus has recently celebrated the opening of a brand new Cookery suite. What better place to study the culinary arts than one which has a multitude of world class restaurants!

Enquire today at info@sit.ac.nz for more information on SIT’s hospitality programmes.