10 Month Certificate Program
Start Date: September 2011
This program is designed to train students for a career in professional cooking.
Course content includes
- preparation of meat, poultry, soup, salads, sauces, seafood, fruit and desserts
- Students set up and operate a restaurant and cafeteria that provides regular lunches
- cater many special events
Students rotate through the many jobs within the restaurant/cafeteria on site at Brooks Senior Secondary School.
As part of the program, students will acquire the following certificates:
- Occupational First Aid - Level One
Regular attendance and a minimum average of 70% in the practical part and 70% in the theory portion of the program is required to pass.
Classes are in session 4 days per week, Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Students should be aware that they need to be flexible with their time. There are evening, weekend and early morning events.
Graduates of the Culinary Arts program leave with a sound knowledge of the basics of professional cooking; to become a recognized chef requires years of work experience. Students who excel in this program are in high demand, and many have attained top-level positions in five-star hotels, restaurants, resorts, and private clubs in Canada and other parts of the world. Graduates have also found employment in institutional kitchens, hospitals, retirement homes, B.C. Ferries and camps. Chefs in the industry recognize the expertise of the Culinary Arts graduates and regularly contact the University instructors when employment opportunities arise locally, nationally and internationally.