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Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) - PC 2: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Credential Granted
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact Dean Diamond, Educational Advisor, Campbell River Campus, 250.923.9755

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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:

Professional Cook 2

ITA Source: 'Professional Cook 2' profile.


A Professional Cook 2 usually works under supervision and performs a variety of cooking and food preparation tasks using multiple cooking methods. This includes an understanding of the major techniques and principles used in cooking, baking and other aspects of food preparation. At this level a professional cook should have a preliminary understanding of food costing, menu planning, and purchasing processes.

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 be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 1000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves just over 33 weeks of training.

Training Content

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


  • a Professional Cook 1 - Certificate of Qualification
  • a signed agreement from an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship

Related Occupations

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

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