CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Food sustains people. Food defines cultures. Food brings us together and makes people happy. Cooks are culinary artists that create flavorful foods and exciting presentations that deliver delight for diners. From working in hotels to hospitals, family diners to five-star establishments, few professions give people as many options as cooking can. So if you’ve got a passion for food and a love for creating new things, a career as a cook could be the recipe for an exciting future.
Our Cook program will teach you the ins and outs of kitchen maintenance, food handling, preparation, and sanitation. You'll learn the science of measurements, specialized cooking procedures, kitchen tools and equipment technology, and how to create award-winning recipes. Imagine what you could do with your natural flair for food and a solid foundation of a professional culinary education. Enroll today in the Cooking program and pursue a career that's full of flavour.


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

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    You'll graduate with the cooking skills to become a key part of any professional kitchen. You could work in hotels, restaurants, diners, trains, ships, quick-serve restaurants, and catering companies. Public institutions such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and more also employ foodservice professionals.
    You may start as a prep cook and work your way up to sous chef or head chef over time. Cooks often have personal styles and preferences that lead to specializing in specific types of cooking, from creating main courses to decadent baked desserts. Cooking is a career that can take you anywhere in the world. For those with a taste for adventure, it can provide a lifestyle like no other.

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    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.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    6322 - Cooks
    6332 - Bakers
    6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

    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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