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11 days ago

Graduation day for Advanced & Diploma Chefs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This week, we were very happy to host a graduation luncheon for the students, families and friends of the Advanced Level 4 programme and Level 5 Diploma Chefs.

The Diploma chefs achievement comes after nearly TWO years of chopping, preparing and cooking and many tests and assignments and a bunch … View more
This week, we were very happy to host a graduation luncheon for the students, families and friends of the Advanced Level 4 programme and Level 5 Diploma Chefs.

The Diploma chefs achievement comes after nearly TWO years of chopping, preparing and cooking and many tests and assignments and a bunch of hard work plus some serious determination and the privilege of remote cooking through FOUR Lockdowns!

The Advanced Level 4 chefs started in June 2020 and worked through their programme with only THREE lockdowns and remote cooking. Needless to say, we are delighted to be able to award these qualifications after what can only be described as a roller-coasted period.

The menu included Gratinated Snapper with mushroom, spinach with Sauce Hollandaise, Pigeon Bay lamb with corn, polenta, baked cherry tomatoes and basil and Crêpe with raspberry parfait and vanilla cream to finish.

14 days ago

Garde Manger

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Garde Manger Assessment for our Diploma Level 5 chef who must create a cold platter featuring fish (that they have filleted) with one fillet smoked and transformed into a smoked fish mousse; the other fillet cured and presented as a crudo with pickled cucumber & radish.
Freshly baked Grissini … View more
Garde Manger Assessment for our Diploma Level 5 chef who must create a cold platter featuring fish (that they have filleted) with one fillet smoked and transformed into a smoked fish mousse; the other fillet cured and presented as a crudo with pickled cucumber & radish.
Freshly baked Grissini and a Petit Salad complement their presentation.

17 days ago

Urban Forage

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Curious to learn more about what is growing around you?
Join Riki Bennett on our Urban Forage to discover edible plants and trees while taking a nature walk followed by a discovery session on edible plants & shrubs and a delicious gourmet luncheon.
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Saturday, 8 May from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

18 days ago

Artisan breads: Bread dough to Ciabatta

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a … View more
Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a large amount of fresh delicious bread to take home and enjoy sharing.

You'll learn about working with different types of yeast, recognise and understand the important stages in bread making, and specialist techniques such as working with a starter and different loaf shapes.

RECIPES INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE:
- Basic bread dough
- Plaited white bread
- Sourdough
- Ciabatta
- Farmers Bread

25 days ago

Double baked Cheese Soufflé: Puffed and golden, straight from the oven and covered in molten cheese

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Freshly baked Danish pastries with apricot and blueberry; some filled with Remonce, the traditional Danish filling made by creaming softened butter with sugar and cinnamon
Puffed & golden double baked cheese soufflé. All in a day’s work by our Advanced cookery chefs.

26 days ago

Gnocchi for the Advanced, cookery students

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gnocchi Parisienne using choux pastry and béchamel sauce garnished with parsley by our Advanced, cookery chef students.

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27 days ago

Burrata for our Diploma chefs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fresh burrata in the making for our Diploma chefs, dressed with Balsamic vinegar olive oil, fresh & sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves.

32 days ago

One year on: teaching online cooking, wine and history and our News

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

We watch captivated by the spectacle of those impressive America's Cup yachts foiling at 40 knots across the Hauraki Gulf, and at the same time, it's hard not to have a salutary reflection on the last 12 months.

Almost to the day, we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New … View more
We watch captivated by the spectacle of those impressive America's Cup yachts foiling at 40 knots across the Hauraki Gulf, and at the same time, it's hard not to have a salutary reflection on the last 12 months.

Almost to the day, we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine with special wine tastings, cooking classes, forage and gastronomic dinner for over 75 guests + our students. Many of our Christchurch team, including Lois, Philippe and Victoria had come up for the weekend. My mother-in-law, June Hay had also joined us from her retirement home in Christchurch. By Sunday 15 March, I was getting pretty nervous about Covid-19 and rather than have June stay in the North Island for a holiday, she returned home the next day. A few days later June's rest home went into lockdown and I counted the 14 days to see if we too had a NZSFW Covid Cluster. Fortunately not! See below some photos as we recalled the 10th Anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

Read the full story on our latest newsletter.

42 days ago

Remote Cooking for Level 3 cookery

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

With some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the … View moreWith some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the supermarket (we are reimbursing them for this cost).

A MacBook camera does a reasonable job recording and live-streaming and the laptop does not seem to mind the heat of the oven when Chef Finn opens to door to check if the Rhubarb tart is ready.
Today is Crème caramel, Rhubarb custard tart with Raspberry Coulis.

46 days ago

Gazpacho by our Level 3 cooks

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gazpacho is the classic chilled soup of Spain. It combines ripe tomatoes with cucumber, red and green capsicum, Sherry vinegar and a pinch of chilli. Perfect for a hot, sunny day. Prepared by our Level 3 Foundation chefs.

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48 days ago

Sole and crayfish quenelles

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sole and crayfish quenelles with Sauce Nantua prepared by our Diploma Level 5 Cookery chefs This is  a complex classic dish with savoury umami flavours and creative presentation by the students.

59 days ago

Level 3 Family Luncheon

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The End of Foundation Cookery Semester 1 is celebrated with a luncheon prepared for our students family and whānau.
The menu featured gazpacho, tarakihi and finished with this spectacular pavlova and berries.
Read the full story on our blog.

67 days ago

Fragrant Chicken Salad, Pork Loin & Poached pear

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Our kitchen is bustling with activity today as the Level 4 Advanced cookery students prepare the first of three practical final assessments. Entree: Fragrant chicken salad made from tender chicken breast, chiffonade cabbage, onions and aromatic herbs of mint & coriander. Main Course: Pork Loin … View moreOur kitchen is bustling with activity today as the Level 4 Advanced cookery students prepare the first of three practical final assessments. Entree: Fragrant chicken salad made from tender chicken breast, chiffonade cabbage, onions and aromatic herbs of mint & coriander. Main Course: Pork Loin with sauce Madeira, onion carrots & Pommes Boulangère. Dessert: Pear, poached in red wine infused with cloves and cinnamon, Crème anglaise.

74 days ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

80 days ago

Enhance your International Wine Knowledge with our new Diploma of Wine (Full time & Part time)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The world of wine is exciting. We are delighted to announce two new NZQA qualifications: NZ Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge Level 5 and the NZ Diploma of Wine Management Level 6, Starts 9 March 2021.

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