West Coast Trades Academy

Café Skills

The hospitality industry is one where no two days are the same. The domestic tourism industry along with the continuous growth of café culture and the popularity of eating out in our towns and cities, means there are real job opportunities within our New Zealand cafés, restaurant and bars.

This course offers you the chance to gain a variety of hands-on skills in food preparation, beverage making, barista skills, front of house, customer service and baking. You will learn in a hands-on environment, by working in the polytechnic commercial kitchen and service delivery will be real, not theory, in the Tai Poutini Restaurant.

Key details

Credits:20 – 22
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:Fridays 9am–3pm
Starts:February 2024
Ends:November 2024
ProviderTai Poutini Polytechnic

What you will learn:

Employment options:

Further study options:

  • Check out the 2024 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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