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What are my Career Options?

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants

  • Institutional kitchens (schools/hospitals)

  • Own your own business



If you are interested in applying for the Professional Cooks Program, please contact the office for an application. 

What You'll Learn


In this VCC partnered program students will learn:

  • How to order, organize and store food safely

  • How to prepare and cook with a wide variety of ingredients

  • How to experiment with different flavours and cuisines

  • How to create dishes and plan menus

  • How to prepare food for all sorts of customers, occasions and events

Key Job Skills

  • Active listening and monitoring

  • Coordination and time management

  • Menu planning, ordering and inventory

  • Cost management and front-of-house procedures

  • Preparing stocks, soups, sauces, meats, baked goods, desserts and beverages

Is Professional Cook Training for me?

The best professional cooks:

  • are creative and always willing to try something new

  • possess tremendous  passion for food and cooking

  • pay close attention to detail

  • understand that they are part of a larger food preparation team

  • know that cooking skills must be honed with years of practice

  • are adept at handling many tasks at once

  • able to think quickly and can make good decisions when problems arise

  • can handle criticism from customers


Professional Cook -

Level 1

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Program Start Date:



Program Length:

30 Weeks

Program Fees & Tuition:

Fees apply to this program. Please contact our office for details.


  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • English Language Arts 11

Recommended Courses:

  • Culinary Arts 11/12

  • Food Art 11

  • Food Studies 11/12

  • Work Experience 12

  • Youth Work in Trades 


  • SkilledTradesBC Professional Cook 1 Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid

  • Foodsafe


Upcoming Information Session 2024
March 5, 2024  5:30pm


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