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Dorothy Kuno

Cookery Student


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What do you study?
Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 5 at NZMA.

Why did you choose this course?
I’ve always loved cooking and I cook for my family all the time.  Friends and family kept encouraging me to do something with my passion, so when I heard about NZMA’s cookery courses, I decided to go for it.

What do you enjoy about your course?
As well as the health and safety side of it, it has been great to learn the backgrounds and secrets to delicious recipes.  I’ve learnt a lot of new cooking techniques and through studying at NZMA I have become a lot more mature and confident.  I also have great classmates, and the best cookery tutor!

What will help you to successfully complete your course?
NZMA is very supportive and I know that they will help me work towards my goals for the future.  Gaining relevant work experience is also very important.  NZMA Careers helped me get my first-ever hospitality job just a few weeks after starting my course.  They helped me with my CV and lined up the interview for me.  I’m working as a suite steward at Eden Park and I’m loving it.  I get to communicate with lots of people and it’s really interesting.

What advice do you have for future students?
My advice is to make a goal and stick with it. I struggled to make a path for myself and that lead me to nowhere. If there is something you love doing, pursue it with all your heart. Don’t let anyone get in the way of something you’re passionate about. Applying for this course has been by far the best decision I’ve made.