Hospitality &Tourism

There is more to food than just molecules, biology and consumption. Working with foods and beverages is a passion and the art of preparation, cooking and presentation of delicious, satisfying food is the focus of the diverse AUT Food Network members in the School of Hospitality and Tourism.

Food and the understanding of the social impact of food is an integral part of hospitality for all cultures. This team brings together a wealth of commercial experience and expertise associated with the culinary arts, gourmet and socially responsible food as well as in-depth research and understanding about consumer experiences and behaviour in hospitality and tourism.

The hospitality and tourism team includes expert chefs who have access to world-class kitchens and restaurants suitable for consumer and commercial research with international and multi-ethnic application. The school and the restaurants are located in the centre of cosmopolitan Auckland.Hospitality