Portage College

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Pre-Employment Cooking

Portage College

Faculty:Culinary and Hospitality
Field of Study:Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Length:16 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,161

Listed costs include tuition and mandatory fees.



If you have a passion for food and embrace working in a fast-paced environment you will enjoy a career as a cook.

The Pre-Employment Cooking certificate program will teach you what you need to know about excelling in the food service industry including meat cutting, how to determine menu costs and how to make soups, sauces and pastries - from scratch.

Whether you want to establish a cooking career or brush up on food standards in preparation and serving, this is a perfect learning opportunity.


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

  • English 10-2 recommended passing grade of 60%
  • Math 10-3 recommended passing grade of 60% or
  • GED (pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development tests) or
  • Entrance Exam (CAAT -C)

* 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 04, 2020