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 Labour, Training and Skills 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 Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to for additional information.

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 (CulA Sem 2)
CUL400 Cook Apprentice Exam Preparation


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

You will also need:

Uniform kits will be delivered and distributed to the college on the first day of classes. 

  • Shoes
    Non slip black leather, shoes are a requirement for working in the labs. Non slip shoes can be found at various locations, some of which include: Walmart, Mark’s Work Wear house and online at Shoes for Crews. Please remember you are on your feet for many hours, make sure the shoes are comfortable.

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