My name is Eric Mollot and I’m a French Chef born in Paris. I started my career at an hotel school in the city of Bergerac, France, many years ago and I have worked in many countries around the world, from Switzerland to Canada, from Saudi Arabia to South Africa.
I established my own restaurant in New Caledonia and settled 14 years ago in New Zealand, opening the first Coffee shop Creperie in the country at Botany Town Center in 2003.
I started teaching cookery in 2007 and I’m now the Cookery Head of Department and Henderson Campus Manager and really enjoy teaching and sharing my experience with the next generation of Chefs. I will pass on my knowledge to you here at Aspire2 International, all done the “ French way “! I have a passion for food and wine, travel, discovering new places and meeting new people.
I can't wait to see you soon!
We offer the following NZQA-accredited programmes at our Henderson Campus:
Cookery & Culinary Arts
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and has a population of 1.5 million people. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2018 Best Student Cities survey Auckland ranked 23rd in the world for education quality, student mix and quality of living.
Our purpose-built Cookery campus is centrally located in the suburb of Henderson in Auckland, close to all transport and public amenities in the popular tourist region known for its vineyards, dining options and fresh produce.
If you are passionate about fine food and wine, New Zealand has both in abundance.
A wide variety of produce is locally grown and with 15,000 kilometres of coastline teeming with fish and shellfish, New Zealand has the best ingredients for your recipes. Combined with our multicultural influences New Zealand food has a vibrant style which is internationally recognised.
Eight New Zealand chefs are recognised in 2018 on LA LISTE which offers the best global restaurant selection handpicked by discerning food critics and expert guides, based on the compilation of hundreds of guidebooks and millions of online reviews.
New Zealand is a great place to launch a career in cookery, or combine with our Hospitality qualification to get on the path to running your own restaurant.
Want to know more about studying at Aspire2 International in Henderson, Auckland? Check out these frequently asked questions:
What sort of student support will I get on campus?
We are here to ensure you get all the support you need to be successful and happy in your studies. We have several different teams on campus who can assist you in a variety of ways including:
Student Experience & Support Team – on hand to help with accommodation, payments, insurance, applying for IRD numbers, opening bank accounts and much more.
Pastoral Care Team – here to make sure you are safe and properly cared for. Aspire2 International is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, which is administered by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education to protect international students.
IT Support – they create email IDs, issue laptops, provide printer/copy credentials, troubleshooting.
Registry & Academic Operations Team – help with supporting documents, visas and insurance, scholarship applications, attendance, payments, academic related inquiries and support.
How will I get to and from campus?
ATis the public transport service that operates buses, trains and ferries in Auckland. You can get an electronic ticket called an AT HOPfromBritomart.at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/
Do I need insurance?
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. It must include cover for student travel to and from New Zealand for the duration of time that the student is enrolled. We can arrange students' insurance through OrbitProtect (for more information go to www.orbitprotect.co.nz). For frequently asked questions about Orbit insurance check out this link - https://orbitprotect.com/en_NZ...