Accreditation and Partnerships

International Culinary Studio meets very high international accreditation standards and verification in order to offer these accredited programmes. These local and international associations and accreditations are very highly sought after and we ensure we always maintain the highest standard in everything we do to meet and uphold the quality and integrity of the programmes and partnerships we offer.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is the New Zealand government crown entity tasked with providing leadership in assessment and qualifications. It was established by the Education Act 1989.

International Culinary Studio is proud to be accredited for two qualifications:

  • NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4
  • NZ Diploma in Cookery Level 5

For more information about our accreditation, please click HERE

City and Guilds is an international accreditation body, which assesses and certifies students on the international framework of vocational qualifications.  Well-known celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have qualified on these chef qualifications.

International Culinary Studio is proud to have an association with ICHM in Adelaide, Australia.  They are a leading Hotel Management College and our association enables our students to transfer into their Hotel Management Program and Graduate Degree.  We are proud to be associated with a College of this stature and to be able to offer our students entry to a career in International Hotel Management.  For more information on ICHM programs, please visit their website at www.ichm.edu.au

ITENZ is the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ), a national organisation representing private tertiary institutions in New Zealand.  The Association is the largest association covering all areas of tertiary education and is recognised by the Government and government agencies as the main representative of the sector.  ITENZ is dedicated to uniting the private tertiary education (PTE) sector and representing the collective membership in a competitive and challenging political environment.  Visit their website at www.itenz.co.nz

International Culinary Studio is a proud member of the New Zealand Chefs Association, as well as all our instructors based in New Zealand.  This organisation ensures we stay up to date with global trends, local industry news, events, competitions as well as networking opportunities. We recommend all our students to join their countries National Chefs Association.  Visit their website at www.nzchefs.org.nz

Home Schooling NZ’s goal is to encourage and assist New Zealand families in the education of their own children by offering them the best advice and support we can. HSNZ is able to offer students nationally-recognised qualifications tailored to meet each student’s individual needs, whether that is to access the workplace, or a tertiary training environment (polytechnic or university). Visit their website at  www.homeschoolingnz.com

The Restaurant Association had humble beginnings. Back in 1972 it was known as the Restaurant and Cabaret Association and had a membership of 20 with a part-time secretariat.

In an industry full of such passionate, creative people, we wouldn’t get very far if we didn’t have some of our own. Here is just a taste of the people who make the Restaurant Association what it is today.  Visit their website at www.restaurantnz.co.nz

The International Association of Culinary Professionals mission is to empower, educate, and engage culinary professionals around the globe. IACP is a unique community, a crossroads where members meet to share experiences and expertise, advice and support, in ways that lead to unparalleled growth and professional success. 

Through the decades, IACP’s membership has expanded to include writers, photographers, stylists, bloggers, marketers, nutritionists, chefs, restaurateurs, culinary tour operators, artisan food producers, and academia (and surely more). The member categories continue to grow as our dynamic industry evolves, which is a boon as the multi-disciplinary nature of our community is key to its vibrancy.