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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Mark Caves

I started my career in a five star resort in Noosa, Queensland in 1990. I went on to cook in a fine dining seafood restaurant in Sydney, then completed several seasons in an Australian ski chalet, before returning to Napier. I have been teaching culinary arts at the Eastern Institute of Technology since 1999. I have a passion for teaching people the craft of cooking and enjoy using the high quality produce available in Hawkes Bay and using modern trends in gastronomy for our culinary arts students.

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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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Top Singaporean Chef Visits the Bay

EIT-trained chef Jenna White is perfecting her patisserie skills as an executive chef... Read More


Top Singaporean Chef Visits The Bay

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Students Master Fine Dining Skills

EIT’s hospitality students and tutors have evolved a class exercise into a très grand... Read More


EIT Celebrating Māori Language Week

EIT is to be a showcase for the Māori language next week, with daily activities... Read More

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