St. Lawrence College

Culinary Skills - Chef Training

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston campus
Field of Study:Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Description:The exciting and growing world of culinary arts offers talented and committed individuals a wide spectrum of opportunity. In Canada, or internationally, skilled chefs are in high demand. Whether in a leading edge restaurant, hotel or product development kitchen, a rewarding career awaits the prepared and qualified. This certificate level program will provide graduates with the skills and training needed to achieve solid entry level positions in the professional culinary industry.
Students enrolled in this Certificate Program will launch their career as a Cook at the basic apprenticeship level. They will learn the entry level aspects of food production through demonstrations by culinary professionals, followed by hands-on practice. Additional areas of study include basic nutrition, kitchen management and fundamental food and labour controls. The student acquires a solid foundation in the culinary skills essential to success in today’s professional food service industry.

This program is suited to those who wish to enter the institutional food service sector as a basic cook. Areas of employment would include nursing and retirement homes (additional certification required), hospitals, summer camps, day cares, cafeteria food services and chain establishments. This program includes the complete in-school portion of the basic apprentice cook certification.
URL:Culinary Skills - Chef Training at St. Lawrence College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,819
International: $14,780

Knife kit: approx. $450.00-$500.00
Uniform package: approx. $150.00
Textbooks: approx. $150.00 - $175.00

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 18, 2015