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NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services) [Level 3]

Create Fine Food and Offer First Class Service

The café strand programme enables graduates to start a career in the hospitality industry with a customer/guest service focus. Gain cookery skills and learn to prepare café style food.


The Café Strand programme enables you to pursue a professional career in cafés. In particular, the programme is designed to meet the needs of those who want to enter the hospitality industry with a customer/guest service focus, with café style food preparation and cookery skills.

As a graduate of this qualification you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively when serving customers and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers and customers.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a hospitality establishment.
  • This qualification allows graduates to specialise in café food and beverage service and café style food preparation and cookery.

Your Future Career & Study Opportunities

This qualification may lead on to the NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Restaurant Strand) [Level 4], NZ Certificate in Cookery [Level 3] and NZ Certificate in Cookery [Level 4].

Employment pathways could be: cookery and service personnel in cafés, bars or clubs, establishments which cater to functions, or baristas in hospitality establishments, or a crew member in a quick service restaurant.


Hastings Learning Centre


Central Hawke's Bay Learning Centre

Wairoa Learning Centre


Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirement

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.