Manukau Institute of Technology School of Catering and Hospitality Studies (CHATS)
Excellent Training, World Class Facilities, Global Opportunities
New Zealand has a dynamic hospitality industry offering opportunities for highly trained staff.
Established near Auckland in 1993, Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Catering and Hospitality Studies (CHATS) meets this challenge with its market-leading programmes and outstanding learning facilities. Backed by academic expertise, our students’ training is taken beyond the confines of the theory and classrooms into the real world.
CHATS is a top rate purpose-built hotel training school simulating real life work experience for culinary, hospitality and baking students. Our facility boasts The Palm Room restaurant (a training restaurant open to the public offering students the chance to experience working in both front of house and back of house situations), a licensed bar, The Grind – our barista training café, food production and training kitchens, bakery, demonstration rooms, hotel and motel bedroom suites, conference facilities and reception area.
Manukau Institute of Technology’s CHATS provides the perfect opportunity for our students to learn in a positive and authentic working environment covering all aspects of hospitality and catering. With the excellent practical training provided, our graduates meet the high standard of restaurant and culinary techniques that make them award winners.
Work hard and play hard in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is vibrant and multicultural with a population of around 1.3 million, situated between two beautiful harbours. The people enjoy a lifestyle around water and boats. The coastline and more than 40 islands surrounding the city is Auckland’s playground; perfect for exploring, swimming, fishing, sailing, diving and other water sports.
Only minutes by car to the south and east is green rolling farmland. It is the ideal place to enjoy nearly every kind of outdoor pursuit or sport you can imagine. The Hunua and Waitakere ranges are close by for tramping, and if surfing is your thing, there are magnificent surf beaches on the west coast.
There is plenty to do in the city too. Cinemas, theatre, nightclubs and bars around for your entertainment.
Our restaurants and cafes are well known fro their exciting cuisine and the shopping is great too. Visit the Sky Tower for unparalleled views or bungy-jump off the Auckland harbour bridge. There’s Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter, the stunning Auckland waterfront, museums and art galleries.
There’s so much to do.
Auckland really is a great place to live and study.