New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services and Restaurant Services) (Level 3)

This programme has a specific West Coast flavour. Become a work-ready graduate that can deliver excellent standards of food, beverage and customer service to enhance customer experiences on the West Coast. Gain a range of practical, personal, professional and technical skills that meet the high standards expected by hospitality employers.

About the programme

Your study will include barista training so you can serve-up coffee like a professional. It also covers food safety, food and beverage service training, and a wide range of hospitality skills.

The programme offers different learning options for school leavers, job seekers, and people working in industry. 

Core elements

Modules include a range of the following:

  • Health and safety, food safety and security practices        
  • Food contamination and control methods                            
  • Customer service techniques
  • Workplace communication and professional practice
  • Selling skills and product / service knowledge
  • Coffee preparation and presentation
  • Café counter service and table service
  • Restaurant service                                        
  • Food preparation
  • Nutrition in commercial catering
  • Bar service, host responsibility, liquor legislation 
  • Hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks  
  • Beer and wine service
  • Matching beer and wine with food
  • Culinary products and terms
  • Food service styles and menu types

Further study paths

Cookery (Level 4)

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme will have the skills to work in any workplace that provides food, beverages, and customer service in cafes, licenced and unlicenced restaurants, bars or clubs.

You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.