Professional Cook

The ACE-IT Professional Cook Training Program provides students with a unique opportunity to earn graduation credits, post-secondary credits and industry certification.

WHAT DOES A PROFESSIONAL COOK DO?

  • prepares vegetables, soups, sauces, meats, fish and poultry, cold kitchen items, deserts, baking and pastry for presentation
  • basic menu planning/costing
  • supervises safety in the kitchen, sanitation and safe food storage

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • must be going into grade 11 or 12
  • strong interest in cooking
  • hand/eye coordination and good motor skills are assets

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • post-secondary apprenticeship training without the tuition fee
  • 28 graduation credits
  • 120 hours of work experience
  • Apprenticeship Technical Training Level 1 Certificate of Qualification
  • Food Safe Level 1
  • building connections with industry employers

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • Burnaby Central Secondary School, Monday to Thursday from 2-7 pm
  • attend current school in the morning (M-Th) and Fridays to complete other courses

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • submit an application package
  • participate in a program interview

Alexandra Hourston

Alexandra Hourston

Alexandra Hourston completed the Professional Cook 1 Program and graduated in 2014. She completed her apprenticeship at the award-winning Loden Boutique Hotel in downtown Vancouver. She plans to further explore her Aboriginal heritage through food (Ojibwa and Cree Nations) and then share this culinary knowledge with the world and the universal language of food.
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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@sd41.bc.ca