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Duration: 34 weeks plus 2 week work term
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Faculty:Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Program Description

The 9-month Cook Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety and hygiene, vegetables, meats, fruits and nuts, rices and grains, seafood and deserts as well as many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and one of our professional kitchens. After completing the academic portion of the program students will complete a 2 week work-term under the supervision of a professional cook.  

Program Courses

Basic Cakes Poultry
Basic Cooking Methods and Principles Principles of Meat Cooking and Handling
Beef and Pork Quick Breads
Breakfast Cookery Receiving and Storage
Communication Essentials Rices, Grains and Pulses
Computer Essentials Salad and Salad Dressings
Cookies and Squares Sandwiches
Dairy Products Sauces
Fish and Seafood Soups
Food Presentation Standard First Aid
Fruits Stocks and Glazes
Hygiene and Sanitation Awareness Stuffings
Introduction to Apprenticeship The Professional Cook
Introduction to Baking Trade Math Fundamentals
Kitchen Safety Vegetables and Fungi
Kitchen Tools and Equipment Weights and Measures
Math Essentials WHMIS
Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Essentials
Pastas and Dumplings Workplace Exposure
Pies Tarts, Flans and Fillings Yeast Products

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Cook program, graduates may be employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions, and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites. Students will gain valuable hands-on training throughout their program and will be ready for immediate entry into the work force upon graduation.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

Marriott Hotels
Glynmill Inn
Columbus Club
Red Oak Catering

Rufus Ginchard Health Center
Fairmont Hotels
Holiday Inn

Jingle Jims
Marble Mountain

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.