Develop the skills you need to stand out from the crowd
Jun 01, 2021
MIT offers a full range of qualifications in culinary, baking and hospitality to not only get your foot in the door, but grow your skills to progress in the industry.
Lecturers at MIT are highly skilled mentors who have held top jobs both in New Zealand and overseas and are teaching the next generation that there is no limit to their success.
“I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a chef overseas,” says Andy Mitchell who started off working in his mum and dad’s Christchurch bakery. “From an early age, around 10 or 11, I was in the kitchen just running amok.”
MIT is the place Andy went to study to get him where he wanted to go.
“They laid the foundation for where I am now. We started off with things like basic knife work, food safety and hygiene. And then you build off of those so that you can be industry-ready.”
His first job was in the yacht club at West Haven Marina, from there he moved to Australia where he managed the kitchen at Novotel Melbourne as executive chef, then heading to London to work in a range of sous chef and management roles, before returning home after a stint in Singapore.
Coming back to New Zealand, Andy has worked at Top 50 restaurant Prego, as well as running his own catering company.
He now lectures where it all started at MIT and knows the importance of finding the right spot in the industry as your career and lifestyle evolves.
“I started taking gigs that were slightly more local after my partner and I had our children and I eventually started tutoring at MIT, a complete full circle, 20-years later,” he says.
Let Andy and the MIT team share their knowledge and help grow your career in a supportive, fun learning environment.
Stand out from the crowd, study culinary, baking and hospitality with MIT.
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