Recipe for happiness
It’s great that I can combine all my qualifications in a useful way
Coral Seath - Ngāti Raukawa
Everything I learnt I’ve applied without fail.
Coral Seath originally studied a Bachelor of Design (Interiors)*. Throughout her degree she worked in hospitality, and she loved it so much, she decided to study that as well! So, after graduation, Coral signed up for the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services). She stayed another six months to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services).
“I loved that we studied what we were really interested in. This programme meant we could try new things and really experiment with different aspects of hospitality.”
As soon as Coral finished her qualifications, the job offers started rolling in.
Since I’ve finished my studies, I’ve had several full-time jobs in the industry. It’s great to take up each opportunity as it arises” she says. “I’m currently a barista/bartender at Nova in the Octagon, and I’m really enjoying it.
Coral’s found that her studies were very relevant. “Everything I learnt I’ve applied without fail. I’ve only been in the job a month, and already people are asking me how to do things, like make certain cocktails.”
Coral has found that her Design degree has helped in the industry too.
“I’ve created new menu designs. It’s great that I can combine all my qualifications in a useful way.”
Coral’s future plans include travelling the world, working in hospitality and learning more about the job she loves.
*This degree has now been replaced by the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.
Gain the essential skills needed for working in the bar and café sector of the hospitality industry. Our on-site cafe and restaurant training facilities will enable you to gain important hands-on experience which you can then put into practice during an industry work experience placement.
Take your food and beverage skills to the next level. Grow your industry knowledge and expertise and gain practical experience through our training restaurant and work placements.
Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in architecture design and the building industry. Prepare to work as an Architectural Technologist or for further study if you want to become an Architect or Interior Architect. In addition, this programme will enable you to develop your awareness of the social responsibilities of designers and technologists within the built environment.