Faculty:Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
The 9-month Cook (Pre-Employment) 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.
|Occupational Health and Safety||Sauces|
|WHMIS||Principles of Meat Cooking and Handling|
|Standard First Aid||Beef and Pork|
|The Professional Cook||Poultry|
|Health and Safety||Fish|
|Personal Hygiene and Kitchen Sanitation||Seafood|
|Kitchen Tools and Equipment||Dairy Products|
|Weights and Measures||Breakfast Cookery and Eggs|
|Receiving and Storage||Introduction to Baking|
|Basic Cooking Methods and Principles||Bread Products|
|Vegetables and Fungi||Pies, Tarts, Flans and Fillings|
|Potatoes||Basic Cakes and Quick Breads|
|Pulses, Grains and Nuts||Introduction to Apprenticeship|
|Pastas and Dumplings||Math Essentials|
|Fruits||Cook Math Fundamentals|
|Salads and Salad Dressings||Communication Essentials|
|Stocks and Glazes||Computer Essentials|
Upon successful completion of the Cook (Pre-Employment) 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:
Rufus Ginchard Health Center
DISCOVER WHERE A JOB IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES CAN TAKE YOU!
The Cook (Pre-Employment) program is Canadian Armed Forced recognized as meeting the requirements for entering into a job in the CAF.
Students who graduate from the Cook (Pre-Employment) program may receive advanced standing in the Canadian Armed Forces, which means a higher pay rate relative to CAF members who have not graduated from a CAF-recognized program.