|Field of Study:||Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
|Description:||This apprenticeship College Certificate program provides apprentices with the practical and theoretical culinary training required for professional food preparation in commercial kitchens. Hands-on classes enable apprentices to hone their knowledge and skills while developing artistic abilities in plate presentation to meet the needs of the most distinguished client. In addition, to training in up-to-date kitchens with highly qualified instructor chefs, apprentices also gain basic business skills enabling them to comfortably join a culinary team. To acquaint apprentices with the working conditions that they can expect after graduation, some hands-on classes are held during the evenings or weekends in the College`s, Restaurant International.
Apprentices are prepared to complete all the requirements as determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Employment and Training Division. Apprentices spend 15 weeks at Algonquin College for their first in-school session and then return to industry for approximately one year before completing the second 15-week level at the College. After completing the second level, apprentices receive 720 hours of credit toward the 6,000 hours of on-the-job training required before they can write the provincial examination to receive the Red Seal cook certification.