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Professional Cook 1: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2800 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact institution.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

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Level: 01
Prince Rupert
Nass Valley
Level: 02
Level: 03

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Professional Cook 1

ITA Source: 'Professional Cook 1' profile.


A Professional Cook 1 works in a supervised environment and performs basic cooking and food preparation tasks using knife skills, correct terminology, and a variety of cooking methods. Workers in this position must be able to follow recipes, weigh and measure food accurately, and have an understanding of the major techniques and principles used in cooking, baking, and other elements of food preparation.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes one year to complete.

The technical training is six weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 1680 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves about 56 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Occupational Skills
  • Stocks, Soups and Sauces
  • Vegetables and Fruits
  • Starches
  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Garde Manger
  • Eggs, Breakfast Cookery, and Dairy
  • Baked Goods and Desserts
  • Beverages


  • completion of the FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate (before technical training portion of program)
  • Grade 10
  • English 10
  • Mathematics 10
  • Science 10
  • Grade 12

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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