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Professional Cook 3: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Credential Granted
    Apprenticeship|
  • Coordinator Contact
    Debbie Sluyter email sluyterd@cnc.bc.ca or 250.562.5843 or 1.800.371.8111

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Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

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

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

Cook (Professional Cook 3)

ITA Source: 'Cook (Professional Cook 3)' profile.


Description


A Professional Cook 3 will have met all of the requirements of the national Red Seal standard for Cook. Workers in this position usually work under limited supervision and possess a sound set of cooking skills. Beside being able to plan and cost menus and recipes they have an understanding of the communication skills needed to begin to take a leadership role in the kitchen.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two years 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 is 3000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 100 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Occupational Skills
  • Stocks, Soups and Sauces
  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Garde Manger
  • Baked Goods and Desserts
  • Beverages

Pre-requisites

Pre-requisites
  • completion of the Professional Cook 2 - Certificate of Qualification
  • a signed agreement from an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

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

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