Culinary Arts department

Ranked highly around the world, the Culinary Arts department is part of hospitality, tourism and events at AUT and covers gastronomy, culinary arts and pâtisserie.

Students train in two quality restaurants on campus. Our staff have a wealth of industry experience, having worked as chefs or managed hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes and resorts around the world.

Undergraduate study in culinary arts will give you a solid grounding in this area.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across hospitality, tourism and events.

More about our research

Culinary arts facilities

Lydia Lee
Hilary Wroe
Clinton Cooper

Head of department

Linda O'Neill
Acting Head of Department
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9184

62% increase in AUT researchers
AUT students embrace the world
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62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
AUT students embrace the world
AUT students embrace the world
18 Jul, 2018
18 students studying tourism, hospitality, event management and culinary arts at AUT recently travelled to Hong Kong on a cultural exchange programme.
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Internships at Walt Disney World Resort
08 May, 2018
AUT culinary arts student Ben Kwek is currently on the other side of the world, experiencing the magic of working for Walt Disney World Resort.