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 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 (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL103 Fundamentals of Food Preparation (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL114 Applied Culinary Skills (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL116 Products Standards & Market Form (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL123 Healthy Living, Healthy Eating (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL130 Baking for Cooks (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL150 Sanitation & Safety (Level I, 14 wks)
CUL271 Applied Computing- Hospitality (Level I, 14 wks)

Semester 2

CUL118 Cost Control I (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL160 Pastry Arts (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL182 Kitchen Operations (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL230 Buffet/Quantity Cooking (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL242 International Contemporary Cuisine (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL245 Garde Manger/Culinary Display (Level II, 15 wks)
HRM100 Wines (Level II, 15 wks)
GENED General Education Elective (Level II, 15 wks)
CUL400 Cook Apprentice Exam Preparation (Level II, 15 wks)

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