CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2017

Program Overview

Cooks are key components of any professional kitchen. They are organized multi-taskers who know the ins and outs of kitchen maintenance, preparation and sanitation. You’ll learn the science of measurements, specialized cooking procedures, kitchen tool and equipment technology, and how to create award-winning recipes. The restaurant industry is becoming more diversified. As a trained expert, you’ll have the opportunity to choose work that fits your food passions and creative palate.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

    Profile A

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program may be employed in businesses such as hotels, restaurants, diners, trains, ships and quick service establishments. The public sector also offers opportunities for employment in institutions including hospitals, nursing homes and school cafeterias.

    NOC Codes

    6242 - Cooks
    6252 - Bakers

    What you will learn

    • safety and sanitation
    • kitchen tools and equipment
    • styles of service
    • basic cooking methods and principles
    • communication and employment skills
    • dairy, eggs, rice, and farinaceous products
    • soups, stocks and thickening agents
    • meat, fish, and seafood
    • potatoes and vegetables
    • job exposure (practicum)

    Specific Considerations

    The hours of work may be irregular and may include shift work, weekends, and holidays. For Culinary and Tourism programs, a medical examination and immunizations are not required for practicums in these settings. However, employees of food handling establishments and firms providing personal services may have to submit to any medical examinations and tests that the district medical officer or Minister may require. The requirement is usually in effect when there are outbreaks of notifiable or contagious diseases. A certificate and card are provided upon successful completion of the National Food Safety Training Program and Smart Serve Program.

    External Certifications

    Cook graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

    Institution: Ontario Smart Serve
    External Certification: Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training Program
    Information: This program is designed to promote responsible alcohol beverage service.

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