Professional Cook 1

 

What

  • The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Professional Cook 1 (PC1) program at Walnut Grove Secondary School. This program, in partnership with Vancouver Community College (VCC), offers SD35 students the opportunity to participate in Industry Training Authority (ITA) recognized Level 1 Technical Training. Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.

Why

  • Train in a Professional Cook program (ITA affiliated) with a successful Red Seal Chef
  • Prepare for a rewarding, varied and creative career in the food industry
  • Learn the art and business of food service in a professional teaching kitchen and student run bistro
  • FREE! No tuition for eligible high school students
  • Earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become a Professional Cook.

Who

  • Students who have completed Grade 11
  • Have a good attitude and genuine interest in working in the culinary industry
  • Have the physical ability to safely use knives and other related kitchen tools

When

  • September to June
  • Monday to Thursday from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where

  • Walnut Grove Secondary School in Vancouver Community College’s satellite campus professional teaching kitchen

How

Learn More

  • Career Trek video – Meet a cook in Victoria who prepares meals and prioritizes tasks for the day. A busy kitchen requires coordination and awareness of safety.

  • Professional Cook 1 Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor