Pathway Program

Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School

At Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School they will help you to achieve your ambitions. You may be pursing a new career as a chef or wishing to expand on your existing knowledge and hospitality career. Either way, our tutors are here to help you and welcome the opportunity to be involved in your future development. AHCTS offers a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the different needs of each individual student. Their goal is to develop you to the best of your potential and make your introduction into the hospitality work force enjoyable.

As a student you can be assured that our courses prepare and equip you with qualifications that are both versatile and respected in the food service industry.

Visa Requirements

  • Valid passport and Application form
  • One passport-size photo
  • Return ticket or documentation for next
  • destination
  • Police clearance & Bank Statement
  • Proof of sufficient funds (at least 50 USD a day)
  • Proof of paid fare for onward destination
  • For motor vehicle transit, proof of an extra 200 USD for each entry
  • Proof of a secured return trip
  • Proof of paid fare for onward destination
  • For business visits: Letters from the applicant's company and from the Bulgarian business partner, endorsed by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce
  • For private visits: A letter of invitation by a Bulgarian citizen endorsed by the local authorities.


  • Student must be graduates of the New Zealand or National Certificate in Hospitality Level 4 Professional Cookery; or London City and Guilds 7065 or 8065 Diploma in Food preparation and cookery
  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Student must hold a valid VISA
  • Students with English Language as a second language must have competency in English to the required level for the qualification in which they intend to study
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550 with TWE 4.0 and above for Level 5 programmes or qualifications, or the equivalent of NCEA level 2 (Year 12) English from their home country.

School Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • High School TOR - Average Grade should be 75% of the maximum grade.
  • Transcript of Records
  • Migration Certificate (Either from High School or DepEd) – to see if the student is Eligible to study abroad.
  • Copy of Passport & Passport photos
  • Medical Document / Certification – should not be older than a month from the release of the document.

Structure of fees

Please email for more details.

Other Fees to Prepare

  • Housing
  • Food
  • VIsa Fee
  • Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Courier Fee
  • Bank Accounts
  • Miscellaneous Fee

Career Opportunities

  • Chef the partie
  • Sous Chef
  • Assistant Executive Chef
  • Assistant Function Manager