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What are my Career Options?

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants

  • Institutional kitchens (schools/hospitals)

  • Own your own business


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What will I learn?


In this course, the student will learn all the skills that might be expected from a junior cook who is entering into the food production industry. The training is built on the solid principles of scratch cooking, meaning that nearly all foods are produced from raw materials on the premises. The list includes kitchen management, kitchen safety as well as Food Safe, food purchasing, and the receiving and storing of food. The class will be preparing stocks, soups and sauces, and learn all the correct cooking methods for various beef, poultry, veal, pork, and lamb cuts, etc. The student will also learn how to prepare various fish and seafood, starches, vegetables, salads, sandwiches, as well as breakfast items. In the baking and pastry section, the student will obtain valuable skills in the preparation of various types of dough products, including yeast dough, quick breads and roll in dough. The student will also learn how to prepare quiches, flans, custards, cream fillings, some basic cakes, as well as mousses.




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

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 


  • ITA Professional Cook  Level 1

  • Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid

  • Foodsafe

  • Super Host



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