Professional Cook Apprenticeship

What you'll learn

The first two levels of the program can be entered either as an apprentice, or through institutional entry. To enter the third level of the Professional Cook program you must be registered as an apprentice through the Industry Training Authority.

CULA 150 Level 1

In this course, you will work in a supervised environment and perform basic cooking and food preparation tasks utilizing knife skills, correct terminology, and a variety of cooking methods. You will learn how to follow recipes and have an understanding of the major techniques and principles used in cooking, baking, and other aspects of food preparation. At this level, you should develop a solid foundation of culinary skill.

Students will need to accumulate 400 work hours to complete this level.

CULA 160 Level 2

At this level, you will usually work with some supervision and perform a variety of cooking and food preparation tasks using multiple cooking methods. In addition to using the major techniques and principles in cooking, baking and other aspects of food preparation, you will learn to understand food costing, menu planning and purchasing processes.

Students must accumulate 760 work hours to complete this level. (After successfully completing this level you must accumulate an additional 3000 work hours with a Red Seal Chef to qualify for Level 3)

CULA 350 Level 3

Red Seal

This is your road to becoming a Red Seal chef, who is able to work anywhere in Canada. You will usually work under limited supervision and will be competent in the major techniques and principles used in cooking, baking, and other aspects of food preparation. In addition to a sound set of cooking skills, you will learn to plan and cost menus and recipes, and have an understanding of the communication skills that will be necessary to begin a leadership role in the kitchen.

Opportunity at Kodiaks

If you attend the Prince George campus, you may have the opportunity to work at Kodiaks Restaurant as part of your learning. Kodiaks is a fine dining restaurant run by you, the students.

Professional Cook

  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Length: 3 Years
  • Campus:Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Prince George
  • Fees: Vary by Level
These fees are an estimate.