New Zealand’s tourism industry is continuing to thrive, taking the demand for skilled culinary professionals to new heights. Cookery qualifications could be your passport to an exciting, fast pace career in the restaurants, hotels and resorts at home in New Zealand or around the world!

QRC’s cookery programmes train budding culinary professionals in the specialist cookery skills and in-depth operational knowledge needed to excel in commercial kitchen positions.

Located in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, QRC Culinary’s programmes are delivered by industry professionals who are passionate about the industry and giving you the skills you need for success.

So if you have a creative flair for food and passion for hospitality, QRC’s blend of blend practical training with theory and industry immersion will ensure you graduate the employees of first choice.

Our programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3

  • Duration: 17 weeks (including holiday breaks)
  • Intakes: July 2017

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4

  • Duration: 34 weeks (including holiday breaks)
  • Intakes: January 2018

The QRC Difference

The combination of small class sizes, currency of content, industry immersion and professional excellence, ensures graduates are the employees of first choice.

World Class

High quality delivery, unique learning environments and world class facilities ensure the QRC student is continually exposed to excellence. QRC Culinary has a modern commercial kitchen, designed for teaching, as well as an on-site restaurant and classroom.


QRC has a proven track record in providing graduates with a competitive advantage. With 85% of graduates gaining employment in their field of study and 12% progressing to further study, QRC outcomes are exceptional.

Industry Immersion

QRC provides industry immersion as part of all programmes. Students have the opportunity to observe and work in hotels and restaurants, alongside some of the best chefs in the Northland region. This ensures all students are prepared and confident to put their skills into practice in a fast-paced commercial environment.


QRC Culinary is located in Kerikeri, in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The region is known for its exceptional local produce and fresh seafood, as well as the emerging tourism and hospitality industry.

Get in touch!

Phone 0800 441 114 (free phone within NZ) or email for more information.

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