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 modules are:
Stocks, Soups and Sauces
Vegetables and Fruits
Eggs, Breakfast Cookery, and Dairy
Baked Goods and Desserts
completion of the FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate (before technical training portion of program)
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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