• Huaqing, China


    Huaqing, China

    “Kerikeri is a beautiful town, with lovely people and nice food.

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  • Keith, Britain


    Keith, Britain

    “I choose to study with the Culinary Institute of New Zealand because of the small class sizes and it has a good reputation for training and...

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  • Linda, USA


    Linda, USA

    “I actually want to be at school. It’s fun

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  • Sarah, New Zealand


    Sarah, New Zealand

    “They have taught me too well. I am now out in the industry and I have such high standards as the tutors have instilled in me the right way of doing...

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Welcome to The Culinary Institute of New Zealand

Leading Culinary School with Globally Recognised Qualifications

Culinary is a growth industry, it is dynamic, creative, exciting and alive with action. Our award-winning school trains you to be among the best and have great fun while doing it.

Founded in 2001, The Culinary Institute of New Zealand specialises in professional chef and associated hospitality training. We are proud of our reputation as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, and our award-winning tutors are some of the best chefs in the industry. Our core philosophies are ‘modern food styles’ and training that simulates real kitchens.

Every year our students take away numerous awards from the New Zealand Culinary Fare competition. We also maintain a popular commercial in-house restaurant and have strong links with the region’s hospitality industry, giving students the opportunity to gain practical work experience and find out exactly how hot it is in the kitchen!

Our boutique school offers very personalised training in small classes. Based in Kerikeri in New Zealand’s stunning Bay of Islands, our school is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country.