Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Food/Hosp Technology Half Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960499

Recommended Prior Learning

Having taken Yr 9 and 10 Food technology would be advantageous 

Food Technology is about the creation of new food products. The Technology process of starting with a brief, researching, testing and trialling and always evaluation results in an end food product.  This course is aimed at learners wishing to take a short course (two hours each week for the whole year) with both an academic and practical approach to the study of food. This course covers hygiene and safe food practises, and the knowledge and skills of food. 

Learners will:

  •  develop practical skills that support the theory work being covered in the course. 

Topic 1 – Focus is Manaakitanga - Implement basic procedures to process a specified product - Provide dishes for families through Love Soup 

Topic 2 – Prepare and present fruit and vegetables 

Topic 3 – How to use knives safely 

Topic 4 – Summers coming - Mocktails

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, Technology

Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.


Level 2 Food Technology, Level 2 Hospitality

Career Pathways

Cook, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Beekeeper, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Microbiologist, Baker, Cafe Worker, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Brewer, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Chef, Chemical Production Operator

Course Costs and Equipment

$120 – Booklets and Ingredients


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.