Why Study at NSIA?  Because we CARE about your future!

  • Award winning academy
  • Onsite training restaurant and cafĂ©
  • NZQA Accredited Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Work experience programmes
  • Large commercial training kitchens
  • Real work environment facilities 
  • Skilled & passionate tutors
  • Our Industry links = more job opportunities
  • Student Support Services

We have just been awarded NZQA’s highest level (Category 1) for educational performance and organisational self assessment.

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"I started at Valentines as a part-time Commis Chef and have moved up into the position of Duty Chef. My time at NSIA was very helpful to my career development as it created a base from which I could gain confidence to do the job and be successful. Through NSIA I also had the chance to compete in the National Culinary Fare and won a Gold medal in the Open Chocolate Dessert category. This is an achievement that I will always remember."

- Yvette Kim, NSIA graduate  

NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy is the largest Culinary and Hospitality training provider in New Zealand. Co founded by Otto Groen QSM in November 2001, NSIA has grown rapidly over the years.

NSIA is the eight time winner of the Training Excellence Award at the New Zealand National Culinary Fare competition. In 2014, NSIA was invited to debut in the Nestle Toque d'Or, New Zealands most prestigious culinary teams event. NSIA is the only private training establishment currently involved with Nestle Toque d'Or.

NSIA is an accomplished part of New Zealand’s strong and vibrant Hospitality Industry and demonstrates this through its passion for all things culinary and its love for people and education. Culinary skills are cultivated by some of the best industry experts that the country has to offer.