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Accreditation, Affiliates, Partnerships and Memberships


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.

WORLDCHEFS is a global network of Chefs Associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Today, this global body has over 90 official member Chefs Associations that represent 10 million professionals worldwide. WORLDCHEFS launched the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education programme in 2010 to establish international standards in culinary education.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is the New Zealand government owned 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:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4
  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5

For more information about our accreditation, please click HERE

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 Programme 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 programmes, 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. It is the largest association covering all areas of tertiary education and is recognised by the government 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 that all our students join their countries National Chefs Associations. Visit their website at www.nzchefs.org.nz


Home Schooling NZ’s goal is to encourage and assist homeschooled families in the education of their children. 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.

Established in 1962 is the leading association for hotel school directors and principals. EUHOFA as association, promotes the exchange of ideas and contacts amongst its members and thus contributes to the development of professional training and education in the hospitality industry.\


International Culinary Studio is proud of it’s partnership with GO1, the largest curated e-learning library from top training providers in a single subscription.

GO1 delivers a cost-effective solution to small and medium enterprises, to professionals looking to develop their skills, and for start-ups who want to arm their employees with industry-grade capabilities.

FutureLearn is a British digital education platform founded in December 2012. The company is jointly owned by The Open University and SEEK Ltd. It is a Massive Open Online Course learning platform, and as of March 2020 included +250 UK and international partners. International Culinary Studio has partnered with Futurelearn to offer several culinary short courses for free.


International Culinary Studio is proud to be associated with Hosco. Hosco is an online community designed to bring together, inspire and provide opportunities for students from top-ranked hotel schools and hospitality companies around the world.

ACF is the largest professional chef’s organisation in North America. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation recognises International Culinary Studio as delivering high standards in culinary arts education. They have approved both our Global Diploma and Global Advanced Diplomas.

City & Guilds is the biggest name in vocational education, with 2 million learners working towards one of their qualifications every year. City & Guilds in Association with Worldchefs have created the first and only professional hospitality skills framework globally, which International Culinary Studio have two programmes accredited for.

International Culinary Studio is a CPD approved business. CPD is the leading Continuing Professional Development accreditation in the UK. It accredits learning activities, events and e-learning courses across a variety of sectors including Health and Social Care, Hospitality and First aid plus many more. CPD is a global undertaking and pride themselves on supporting a wealth of different forms of development by placing a strong emphasis on learning across the globe.

International Culinary Studio is very proud of their partnership with 50 Shades Greener. 50 Shades Greener is the world’s leading environmental education provider and the first to have the United Kingdom’s OFQUAL accreditation.