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Cook Apprenticeship

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Hospitality and Tourism
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Description:Graduates from the Cook - Apprenticeship Algonquin College-Approved Certificate program are equipped with the industry experience they need for a successful culinary career. By combining learning with industry work, this program gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in a culinary team. In the culinary industry, it is important to be well-organized, have attention to detail and be able to work efficiently under time constraints. In the Cook - Apprenticeship program you learn the skills required for professional food preparation from highly-qualified instructor chefs in Algonquin College's world-class culinary labs.

Begin the program by completing 14 weeks of in-class instruction, followed by one year of work in the industry. Expand your work experience portfolio and gain valuable contacts before returning to Algonquin College to complete another 14 weeks of in-class learning. Receive hands-on instruction in food preparation techniques, artistic plating presentation, and basic business skills so that you can comfortably join a culinary team. In the culinary industry, it is important to be well-organized, attentive to detail and able to work efficiently under time constraints.

URL:Cook Apprenticeship at Algonquin College
Length:28 Week(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices, must have obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, must be currently employed in the trade, and must be released by employers to attend the College. Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Ontario College of Trades, Employment Ontario.

    * 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 May 12, 2020

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