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Come and see our Ramada room at our Open Day this Thursday 6 September, 10am-1pm

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Find out more about working in the exciting Hospitality, Business and Travel & Tourism industries. Meet our friendly, expert staff and learn more about our courses.

Join us to find out more about fees free study for first year tertiary students. Discover how Crown supports all Kiwi students with a free transport to school by bus or train, and the cost of their uniform and shoes will be provided at no cost.

*Conditions apply

Enrolling now for courses starting 1 October 2018 & 11 February 2019.

Visit us at our campus at 80 Anzac Avenue, Auckland City.

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Hospitality Management students gain work experience at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

During the week of 20th June our National Diploma in Hospitality Management students had the opportunity to see what working is like at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.  They each did two shifts, one morning and one evening at Lava Dining.

Before our students started they received a training session from Roxane, Sofitel's Training Manager.   They learnt about the Sofitel brand and their strict presentation and attitude guidelines all awhile being treated to a magnificent morning tea (including the most delicious french pastries) in their newly opened Wine Cellar.

The following week our students started their work experience. The breakfast shift was an early start for some, 7am, but they got to see first hand what running a breakfast buffet for an 170 room hotel is like.  They were guided by the friendly Food and Beverage team. The evening shift started at 6pm.  Students were able to assist during dinner service and even got to deliver some room service orders.  They met Executive Chef Sebastian Hinrichs who was previously the Head Chef for the French Cafe and creates some of the most amazing dishes.

All in all this has been a fantastic experience for our students and we like to thank the team at Sofitel Viaduct Harbour for the amazing opportunity.

If you are interested in studying hospitality management contact us on 0800 357 316 or click HERE for more information.  Next classes start 17 August 2015.

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Crown students achieve a 100% pass rate in City & Guilds exams

With three distinctions and five merits being awarded, Crown Institute hospitality students achieved an amazing 100% pass rate in the June, 2013 exams! 
“All students worked extremely hard towards their qualifications, both in theory and practice, while still having fun.  They know the value of an international qualification when looking for overseas work.  We are very proud of our students and look forward to training the next intake, who will be working towards the same qualifications." Donna Maclaine – Programme Co-ordinator (Hospitality).
City & Guilds is based in London and was founded in 1878.  Crown Institute currently offers two of their internationally recognised qualifications, the International Diploma in Food and Beverage Service and the International Diploma of Reception Operations and Services.  They are very popular courses for people that are looking to enter the hospitality industry and work here or overseas.
The International Diploma in Food and Beverage Service includes fourteen core units that cover personal skills, customer care, food and drinks service, including silver service.
The International Diploma of Reception Operations and Services incorporates ten core units, covering all important aspects of hotel reception work.
If you are looking for more than just a qualification, give us a call to talk about our exciting programmes.
For more information about Crown Institute’s hospitality courses click HERE or contact us on 0800 357 316 or

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Want to have your cake and eat it too? Try Crown’s new Hotel, Travel & Hospitality course!

Gain international qualifications that will take you to five star restaurants and five star resorts!

We have recently received some great news that we just have to share with you! Our Crown Certificate in International Hospitality (Hotel and Reception Operations) has just had a makeover and it’s really exciting!

This programme will teach you everything you need to know about working in a hotel, and you’ll learn about food and beverage service in functions and restaurants and also gain travel and tourism skills. What a package!

You will gain national certificates in all three skill areas. The job opportunities are many and varied: Hotel receptionist, Maître d’, bar tender, porter, concierge, event coordinator, café manager….

This is a fantastic course for anyone who is interested in both hospitality (hotel and food and beverage service) and travel and tourism. It will give you the qualifications to work in both industries!

Crown is the only institution in Auckland running this course in 2013. So, if you’re interested in studying this excellent course in 2013, then click here and we will send you some more information about how you can apply.

Here’s what a couple of our recent graduates said about this year’s programme:

“Thanks to Crown Institute, I have scored myself a job at Air New Zealand. I highly recommend that you study at this school. It has amazing staff, you meet amazing people, and most of all you get something out of it. My thanks to all the wonderful people who made it happen. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have got an awesome job in travel, which I love! Sign up today!”

“If I didn’t go to Crown I wouldn’t have my great job at the SkyCity Hotel. Crown’s people have made me into the person that I am today and they helped me start my career in this industry! Many thanks to the excellent Crown staff.”