Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Marae Cookery Programme Piloted In Hawke's Bay

Marae Cookery Programme Piloted In Hawke's Bay


In a first for Hawke’s Bay, EIT is to offer a marae cookery programme as a national qualification.

EIT will be supported by kuia, kaumatua and kaitakatu in offering the Level 3 National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) at the Te Aranga Marae in Flaxmere and the Pukemokimoki Marae in Maraenui.

Beginning on the week starting July 21, the programme will run over 18 weeks. A maximum of 15 students accepted to train at each of the two venues will learn the basics of cooking and then how to apply that knowledge to cooking for large numbers.

“Horticulture students work in gardens at both marae,” says tutor Grant Sipeli, “so we will be able to demonstrate the value of healthy eating by sourcing fresh produce grown on site.”

Students on the marae cookery programme will be taught how to budget and how to work out portions in catering for a large number of people. The programme is also about ensuring the skills of kaitakatu, who prepare communal meals on marae, are passed on to a new generation of Maori.

“We even have one supporting us by enrolling in the course,” says Grant, who mentored fellow culinary students when he was completing his qualification at EIT. Born in Auckland to Niuean parents, he has taught Maori youth as a diving instructor and has five Maori grandchildren.

“I am really looking forward to teaching the programme and giving something back to the community.

Once it gets up and running, it is going to have a very positive impact.”

Each marae is assigning a kaumatua to guide students on the protocol for serving food on a marae – tikanga which will include welcoming manuhiri (visitors) and the order of service.

After completing his Diploma in Professional Chef Practice at EIT, Grant worked at Craggy Range’s Terroir restaurant.

If it proves a success, the pilot programme is expected to become a regular EIT offering. It will also be offered next semester at two venues on the East Coast.

A Level 3 qualification, the National Certificate in Hospitality provides a pathway to Level 4 professional chef practice programmes at EIT.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news