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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Diploma in Professional Chef Practice 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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Celia Kurta

Celia Kurta

I have been involved in the Hospitality Industry for 25 years with extensive experience in New Zealand and Australia and the UK.

My main subject areas are Front of House and Wine and Food Appreciation and I love passing on my experience and knowledge of these subjects to my students. Hospitality is an exciting, vibrant industry and to be able to convey this to our students and see them leave our programmes trained and ready to enter this industry makes my job very satisfying 

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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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