In co-operation with local food service operators, the college offers the in-school sessions for cook apprentice training at the Basic and Advanced levels.

Each of these levels operates at 12 hours per week (as a day release program) for a duration of 30 weeks each. This allows the student to continue to work while completing the mandatory hours of in-school training, as well as continuing to work towards attaining their journeyman’s status.

People interested in the food industry may take the Basic level in preparation for employment.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Applicants must be presently employed in the industry as an apprentice and must be registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) and Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

To register for these programs contact the apprenticeship office directly as these programs are not part of the registration process nor are they eligible for OSAP.

Employment Opportunities

Apprentices may be employed at restaurants, nursing homes, institutions and catering companies. There is also opportunity to also be self-employed and open your own business.