NCEA Level 1 Food Technology and Hospitality

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil. This course is open to Year 11 students despite it including some NCEA Level 2 credits. Level 2 credits can be used towards NCEA level 1

This is a practically orientated course that combines the practical aspects of Hospitality with Food Technology such as methods of master chef cookery, food processing, and food product design. The course integrates Level 1 Food Technology Achievement Standards along with Level 2 Unit Standards with up to 20 credits being achievable. This enables NCEA subject Excellence and Merit subject endorsement.

The course will enable students to gain insight into the food industry and also equip students with practical skills in a commercial kitchen environment which can be applied in a variety of future study or employment situations. Students will cook twice per week and will also have a basic introduction to coffee machine use.

Topics Include

- Sweet goods concept design

- Innovative quick service foods

- Food safety

- Gourmet salads and accompaniments

Students will have two to three practical cookery lessons per week.

This course option is partially funded by the Government Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR)

NB See also: Food and Nutrition for another food based course option

NCEA Level 1

Learning Areas:

Food Technology and Hospitality


NCEA Level 2 Food Technology and Hospitality, NCEA Level 2 Hospitality: Food and Beverage

Career Pathways

Baker, Chef, Food Technologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 Ingredients. Students are expected to bring perishable food items twice a week
$26 Workbook contribution


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.