International Culinary Studio first in NZ to offer Global Hospitality Certification

International Culinary Studio first in NZ to offer Global Hospitality Certification

Online culinary school International Culinary Studio has become the first educational institution in New Zealand to offer the Global Hospitality Certification.

The Global Hospitality Certification is designed to enable students training in hospitality to gain official and professionally-recognised commendation for their skills and experience.

Students are awarded digital badges for these achievements, which can be held against an international benchmark.

Qualifications can be gained in various hospitality fields at International Culinary Studio

The new certification – which was created by City & Guilds, as part of a partnership with Worldchefs and employers – is the world’s first professional hospitality skills framework, and remains to be the only one of its kind in existence.

International Culinary Studio hospitality students can gain certification in a number of career stages, in four areas: Food and Beverage, Front of House, Housekeeping and Culinary Arts.

From its New Zealand base, International Culinary Studio is a culinary school which provides its students with the flexibility to undertake these professional qualifications either from their home kitchens, at school or during their employment in the sector.

Badges a secure and globally-recognised way for students to showcase achievements

The globally recognised digital badges are awarded to students upon completion of a certification stage.

These provide a secure and official way to showcase these achievements to potential employers, as they can be displayed on their social media profiles.

Cheryl Cordier, Founder of International Culinary Studio, expressed her pleasure at this development, and her hopes that it will facilitate the continued training of bright new talent within the hospitality industry.

“We are delighted to be able to provide students both in New Zealand and overseas with these prestigious digital badges. The badges can be shared online and via social media, allowing potential employers to click through and access rich data on what has been done to achieve it.

“The hospitality industry has struggled with attracting and retaining high-quality, experienced employees – and that is often to do with negative perceptions around career development opportunities. It is fantastic to see innovations like these digital badges, which celebrate the skills and experience of those in the industry, as well as giving people a clearer view of the many pathways that they can take with a career in hospitality.

“We can’t wait to start awarding them to our students. We’ve had significant interest from some of the larger hotel groups and other hospitality employers as well, which is very encouraging.”

Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Josephine Walbank is a reporter for Global Education Times (GET News) with a focus on education in the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, and student experience and lifestyle news.

Josephine is an experienced journalist who previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Falmouth Anchor. She is also the former Deputy Editor of Voices, the Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union’s publication, and has written for various food and lifestyle publications.

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