School of Culinary Arts/Skills Apprenticeship

Cook Apprenticeship

Level Certificate

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 Advanced Education and Skill Development. 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

CMM 125 College Communications I (Leve 1, 14 wks)
CUL 103 Fundamentals of Food Preparation (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 114 Applied Culinary Skills (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 116 Products Standards and Market Form (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 123 Health Living, Healthy Eating (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 130 Baking for Cooks (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 150 Sanitation and Safety (Level 1, 14 wks)
CUL 271 Applied Computing - Hospitality (Level 1, 14 wks)

Semester 2

CUL 118 Cost Control I (Level 2, 15 wks)
CUL 160 Pastry Arts (Level 2, 15 wks)
CUL 182 Kitchen Operations (Level 2, 15 wks)
CUL 230 Buffet / Quantity Cooking (Level 2, 15 wks)
CUL 242 International Contemporary Cuisine (Level 2, 15 wks)
CUL 245 Garde Manger / Culinary Display (Level 2, 15 wks)
HRM 100 Wines (Level 2, 15 wks)
GENED General Education Elective - Online
CUL 400 Cook Apprentice Exam Preparation (Level 2, 15 wks)

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