Professional Cook 1

The Langley School District offers a free ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Professional Cook 1 program at Walnut Grove Secondary School. This program, in partnership with Vancouver Community College, offers Langley high school students the opportunity to participate in Level 1 certified ITA training.


  • A chef training program completed at school with a paid work placement
  • A community of like minded students learning and working together
  • Gain skills  required to succeed in a range of industries: restaurants, hotels, institutional kitchens and catering operations.


  • 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.


  • Typically Grade 12 students (some skilled Grade 11 students and recent high school graduates may be considered)
  • 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


  • September 2020 to June 2021
  • Monday to Thursday from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm


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



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