NCEA Level 2 Food Technology and Hospitality

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open to Year 12 and 13 students.

This course combines the practical aspects of Culinary Design and Food Technology. The course integrates Level 2 Food Technology Achievement Standards with up to 22 credits being offered. This enables the potential achievement of NCEA Achievement Standard Excellence and Merit subject endorsement.

The main focus is on developing a range of advanced culinary skills and knowledge of methods of cookery and their potential application into food product design. Food evaluation and sensory testing and critical analysis methods will also be explored as students experiment with new foods along with flavour and texture combinations. 

Hospitality: Food Technology requires both practical components and analysis of culinary design which will enable students to develop the skills necessary for this fast-growing and diverse industry.

Students will usually have two practical cookery lessons per week. 

Topics Include:

- Cake and Pastry processing

- Pasta and sauce processing

- Baked food product prototype development (individual inquiry topic)

- Roasting and frying of vegetables and meat items (or alternatives)

- Specialist equipment use

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

NB See also: Hospitality: Food and Beverage 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

Baker, Hotel/Motel Manager, Chef, Food Technologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 Pantry Ingredients. Students also need to bring perishable ingredients twice each week.
$14 Workbook contribution


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