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Study Culinary Online?

YES, it’s possible!!

Gain Real World Culinary Skills with Guidance from Our Mentor Chefs

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International Culinary Studio offers students the opportunity to learn advanced cooking and baking skills through a structured online experience.  Blended learning combines in-person teaching and online education, and is a world class combination of the latest technology and innovation, together with mentorship by our industry experienced professional chefs.  We offer a well-balanced education programme of culinary skills, methodology and industry externship to help your culinary dream come true.

Study interactive courses, engage with our professional chef instructors, engage with your fellow students in online discussions and on social media, and fine tune your techniques and knowledge to gain an accredited qualification – all in the comfort of your own kitchen or current place of work.  The combination of live sessions, recorded sessions, online forums and 1:1 time with a chef instructor will enable you to learn and grow in the way that suits you to meet your learning style and needs.

International Culinary Studio strives to produce competent, confident professionals ready to step into the exciting world of culinary, or to give individuals already in the industry the opportunity to get a formal qualification to enhance their employment opportunities.​

 

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of our Domestic Students

International Culinary Studio is a online blended learning educator and we value the students who study with us. We are committed to supporting the well-being of all our students and we have a range of policies, processes and support services aimed at ensuring that our students get the best experience whilst studying with us.

International Culinary Studio is committed to both the Domestic code as well as that which covers the pastoral care of international students. More information about the international code can be found here.

 

Exactly what is the Domestic Code?

The code is to set out the minimum standards of care and support that are expected of all tertiary education providers.
The interim domestic code requires that:
• students experience a physically safe and mutually supportive learning environment that responds to the needs of all students
• students have adequate access to advice, information and services which help them to meet their basic needs
• students are assisted by providers to manage their physical and mental health, and to access support when needed
• students are assisted by providers to transition to tertiary study, progress and achieve in their studies, and to develop knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them for further work or study
• students experience an inclusive learning environment where they are accepted and valued, respected, free from racism and discrimination, and connected with social and cultural networks
• the mana of students is upheld in their learning environment and their voices are heard and integrated in decisions around the planning and provision of student support services

There are a range of requirements set out in the domestic code. For further information on the interim Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Students 2019 in English or Te Reo Māori.

 

NZQA Accredited Qualifications

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New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4

The aim of this programme is to develop the skills and knowledge in basic principles of kitchen work, health and safety, and communication. It will enable candidates to develop the practical skills, knowledge and attitude required to work and progress within the culinary industry.

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Diploma in Cookery level 4

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5

The aim of this programme is to develop the learner's abilities in researching, planning, developing, implementing, and analysing of food products, recipes, and menus which ensure advanced practice in food preparation, cooking and presentation.

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Short Courses

Our range of Industry short courses are designed to give students valuable course specific skills employers are looking for in their kitchen staff. On completion of our short courses, students are issued a Digital Badge making it easy for them to share their skills with future employers. Our hobbyist courses are ideal for those looking for culinary personal development.

Important Student Resources

Please make sure you have a read and familiarise yourself with these important documents before you get started on your course.
Withdrawals, Refunds and Appeals

Before you make a decision to withdraw from a programme of study, please make yourself familiar with the process outlined here.

If you decide to withdraw from our programme, please fill out this withdrawal form.

Extension Policy

Here is the criteria and process involved when applying for a course extension.

Please fill out this Extension form..

Cancellations and Refunds

How do I cancel my course or apply for a refund? Click here

Student Fee Protection Policy
How we protect your fees and course related costs? Click here
Dispute Resolution Scheme

What to do if you have a complaint? Click here

Industry Placement

How do I find a commercial kitchen to work in? Click here

Kitchen Requirements

What you will need for your practical cooking assignments? Click here.

Technical Requirements

What IT related equipment you may need? Click here.

Student Handbook
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Courses, all you will need to know. Click here.

Let’s hear it from our students

Creations From Our Proud Student Chefs

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Testimonials

Rajendra Singh

When looking at RPL of New Zealand Certificate in Cookery I chose International Culinary Studio as they had a good reputation in the market. I have found this to be true and have had a really great experience with them. The Chef Assessor workin…

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Rajendra Singh

When looking at RPL of New Zealand Certificate in Cookery I chose International Culinary Studio as they had a good reputation in the market. I have found this to be true and have had a really great experience with them. The Chef Assessor working through my RPL evidence was awesome, she was so helpful along the way. They made it easy for me to get through the process while still working and kept me up to date with where we were in the process. I have recommended International Culinary Studio to my colleagues as I know this qualification will help me achieve my goals in the future. Thanks again, an awesome team!

Shing Tien Gan

I chose to do the New Zealand Certificate in cookery Level 4 through RPL with International Culinary Studio as I have good English and wasn’t required to do an English test. I found the process to be very efficient and it was simple enough to…

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Shing Tien Gan

I chose to do the New Zealand Certificate in cookery Level 4 through RPL with International Culinary Studio as I have good English and wasn’t required to do an English test. I found the process to be very efficient and it was simple enough to get all my evidence together and submitted while still working. My Chef Assessor was very helpful and gave me all the information I needed to get the process completed as soon as possible. My new qualification will make it much easier when I am job hunting. I am keen to now study the New Zealand Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 5 as it will be helpful taking the next step with my business in the future. I would recommend the International Culinary Studio for anyone looking to RPL.

Chanaka Kumaranathunga

I have recently completed the RPL process for the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4. I found the process clear and easy to follow. Although it was a little hard fitting the process around my family and work, I could do this at any time…

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Chanaka Kumaranathunga

I have recently completed the RPL process for the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4. I found the process clear and easy to follow. Although it was a little hard fitting the process around my family and work, I could do this at any time and found my Chef Assessor helpful. I would recommend International Culinary Studio, as having this qualification will be very useful for me .

Alessio Micalone

I had a Diploma in Commercial Cookery and 15 years culinary experience and wanted a New Zealand recognised qualification. The RPL process with International Culinary Studio was fantastic. The Learner management system gave me a great refresher …

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Alessio Micalone

I had a Diploma in Commercial Cookery and 15 years culinary experience and wanted a New Zealand recognised qualification. The RPL process with International Culinary Studio was fantastic. The Learner management system gave me a great refresher for my exam and the process was clear, easy and the staff were helpful. It was great to get the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery, I felt it was a great achievement in a short time!

Let’s Hear From Our Students

Interview with Sarah Hedgecock

Interview with Sarah Hedgecock

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH HEDGCOCK   Sarah is 20 years old, from Waimate in Timaru and currently working towards her NZQA Certificate in Cookery Level 4. She spoke to us about her experience training online so far, and her advice for other students keen to follow in...

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Studying with ICS brings my family closer together

Studying with ICS brings my family closer together

Studying with ICS brings my family together The struggle is real Working full time and also looking after a family of four, I really loved the concept of International Culinary Studio's City & Guilds Diploma where you are able to prove your learning through online...

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What you can do with our world class online Learner Management System

  • Receive unlimited access to an exclusive culinary library, as well as 100’s of recipes & videos.
  • Submit images of your culinary creations and like other’s creations
  • Record videos of yourself preparing your dishes and upload them for assessment
  • Live video conferences with our head chefs
  • You can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • Grow your professional e-portfolio and apply for the job you want.