School of Culinary Arts/Skills Apprenticeship

Cook Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn!


Receive valuable in-school training while you work in a paid culinary position. The culinary industry is growing and there is a shortage of professionally-trained cooks and chefs. The apprenticeship program will work well for students who have secured employment in the culinary industry.

Note: You must be registered as a Cook Apprentice with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You may also apply the in-school training toward a Culinary Skills - Chef certificate or a Culinary Management diploma.

Your Future Career

  • Chef de Partie
  • First Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de Cuisine

What You Learn

  • Baking and advanced pastry arts
  • Food, beverage and kitchen management
  • Restaurant food production
  • Food preparation and culinary skills
  • Wines

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ontario College of Trades to be eligible.

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Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

CMM125 College Communication I
CUL103 Fundamentals of Food Preparation
CUL114 Applied Culinary Skills
CUL116 Products Standards & Market Form
CUL123 Healthy Living, Healthy Eating
CUL130 Baking for Cooks
CUL150 Sanitation & Safety
CUL271 Applied Computing- Hospitality

Semester 2

CUL118 Cost Control I
CUL160 Pastry Arts
CUL182 Kitchen Operations
CUL230 Buffet/Quantity Cooking
CUL242 International Contemporary Cuisine
CUL245 Garde Manger/Culinary Display
HRM100 Wines
GENED General Education Elective (CA Sem 2)
CUL400 Cook Apprentice Exam Preparation

Chef Training Certificate along with Smart Serve, WHIMIS and Food Safety Training.