Food and Hospitality Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea D. Phillips

Food and Hospitality Level 3

This course aims to provide students with transferable knowledge and skills suitable to enter the food industry or further training. This course requires students to work independently to process food products using complex procedures. Topics will include: develop menus for groups with different food needs and understand nutritional needs of customers in commercial catering, investigate the origins of coffee production and run a cafeĢ serving coffee to real customers, food safety in a food business and food production procedures. 

There will be checkpoints throughout the year to monitor student progress and give feedback. There will be an expectation that students complete up to date assignment work and practical skills, so as to be ready for each checkpoint. Students will work together to run a lunchtime cafe through part of the year. This will create a realistic environment for students to practice barista skills in order to be ready and confident for individual assessment. There is one assessment opportunity per topic and a resubmission opportunity will be offered where there are minor areas for improvement. 

This is an exciting course that requires students to build on knowledge and skills gained in Food and Hospitality at Level 2. 

Optional Standard:

A.S. 91643 v3 Processing Technologies 3.60 - Implement complex procedures to process a specified product (6 Credits)

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Chef, Cook, Food Technologist, Baker, Cafe Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will be provided with Unit Standard work booklets and assessments.

Pathway Tags

Hospitality: Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista, Accommodation Manager, Catering Manager, Event Manager, Hotel Manager, Restaurant Manager, Chef, Waitress, Waiter, Tour Guide, Retail Manager, Receptionist, Cafe Worker, Kitchenhand, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Public health, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Bar Tender, Housekeeper, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Food marketing, Barista., Nutritioni


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.