Papakura High School Papakura High School

Level 1 Hospitality The basic introduction into culinary and beverage preparation and service

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Corban.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Level 1 Hospitality is a gateway into 

  1. Vocational Hospitality, barista, bar tender, front of house, hotel management.
  2. Hospitality apprenticeships
  3. Health and Safety within the food industry
  4. Food Technology - University pathway

Students at Level 1 are expected to produce food and beverages, within an authentic environment, to commercial standards. All products are assessed against the recommended commercial standards. Students, as well as the learning tutors at PHS, are required to be committed to practising the Food Safety Standards of New Zealand and produce quality foods to a commercial standard at ALL times within this vocational environment. We support each other and work as a team to achieve successful outcomes.

Hospitality students at Papakura High School have a well-equipped, purposely built and fully functioning catering kitchen and barista machine for vocational learning and assessment.

This course leads into Hospitality at Level 2.

Course Overview

Semester A
This course introduces you into career pathways within the Hospitality industry and provides a variety of opportunities to get a taste of the culinary and beverage sectors. You will be trained to industry standards which will enable you to leave work ready within the industry. This is a good starter package leading into
US 21059 Knife and knife care 2 credits1HosB
US 15901 Preparation of fruit and vegetable in the Hospitality Industry 3 credits
US 21058 Identify career pathways in the Hospitality Industry 2 credits
US 21057 Prepare, construct and garnish mocktails in the hospitality industry 2 credits
US 15896 Demonstrate knowledge of frying and grilling as cookery methods in the commercial catering industry 3 credits

Learning Areas:



Level 2 Hospitality. Meeting the standards of the customer in food safety in all aspects from buying to service of foods.

This course leads to pathways in
Vocational Hospitality: barista, bartender, front of house, hotel management, event planning.
Hospitality apprenticeships
Food safety within the food industry
Food technology

Course Fees

Foods and vocational training booklets and assessments are provided.


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.