EIT hospitality graduates hit the ground running. Purpose-built facilities and close links with industry partners provide our students with hands-on experience in a work environment. What are you waiting for?

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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5

Do you want to become a chef? With the Diploma in Professional Chef Practice Level 5 you will undertake a one year journey starting with basic cooking and food preparation, and continue on to develop the skills to tempt and delight the taste buds of diners in fine dining restaurants locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Harata Neera, New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 Student

An apprentice chef with an outstanding future, Napier’s Harata Neera has scored two major successes within the same week.

Employed at Pacifica on Marine Parade, Harata won the Regal Marlborough Salmon Supporting Chef category in the Food Hawke’s Bay on 19 May 2014 and , she was named the Top Hospitality Modern Apprentice at the Greenmeadows Rotary and EIT Hawke’s Bay Trade Awards.

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Korey Field

Korey trained at Rotorua’s Waiariki Institute of Technology, and as a young chef he worked for hotels, including the Sheraton Rotorua Hotel and the THC Rotorua International Hotel. 

Prior to that, Korey was pastry chef at Huka Lodge, starting at the boutique riverside accommodation shortly before the Queen and Prince Philip were welcomed for a short stay on their New Zealand royal tour.

Most recently based at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, as group executive pastry chef overseeing Te Awa Winery, Kauri Cliffs Lodge in Northland and Queenstown’s recently-opened Matakauri Lodge.

Korey Field brings a wealth of experience and skills to his teaching role at the Eastern Institute of Technology.    As he points out:  “I have been an active competition chef, winning most things I have entered.”

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Scholars Fully Licensed Training Restaurant

 Scholars Training Restaurant is an integral part of the Culinary Arts and Restaurant programmes at EIT.  Scholars is open to the public for lunches and dinners during the teaching semester providing cooking and waiting students with practical experience in a real and professional setting. 

Come and enjoy the fare of tomorrow’s chefs today!

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Specialist Facilities 

A purpose-built building houses a variety of specialist facilities, including modern, commercially-equipped kitchens, a fully licensed and opertional training restaurant “Scholars”, as well as general classrooms and administration offices.

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