NCEA Level 2 Hospitality: Food and Beverage

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil.This course is open to Year 12 and 13 students

This course of study is designed as an introduction to working in a fully functional commercial kitchen or restaurant environment. A Hospitality industry recognised basic barista /espresso coffee making Unit Standard is also included. The skills and knowledge gained in this course are directly transferable to employment in the Hospitality industry or provide foundation skills for future study. 

Students will usually have two practical cookery or coffee making sessions per week.

Topics include

-Espresso Coffee-Machine use and beverage preparation and service

-Restaurant Service Knowledge and Skills

-Food Safety

Students can choose to study a combination of 12HFB and 12HFT following consultation with their Dean.

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

NB See also: Hospitality: Food Technology and Food and Nutrition for other foods based course options

NCEA Level 2

Learning Areas:

Food Technology and Hospitality


NCEA Level 3 Food Technology and Culinary Design, NCEA Level 3 Hospitality: Cuisine and Coffee

Career Pathways

Cook, Baker, Bartender, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Chef

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 Pantry Ingredients
$70 Assessment dinner contribution
$60 Workbook contribution
Students are expected to bring perishable ingredients up to two times per week.
Students will be required to invite four guests to a dinner assessment which has been included in the $70 dinner assessment contribution.


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