Culinary Skills - Chef Training (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 1-Year Ontario College Certificate

Graduates of the Culinary Skills program are employed in a variety of settings including the hospitality industry and institutional food service facilities. This two-semester certificate program is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and techniques of quality food preparation, an understanding of the complexity of kitchen management and an appreciation of fine food. A co-operative education work term in the final semester enables the student to develop skills and enhance his/her knowledge learned in the college setting. Upon completion, the graduate should have strong entry-level skills to meet the culinary demands of the industry.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Culinary Skills - Chef Training
Year Semester Semester Semester
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term*

*Note: students are available for work term in the following semesters: fall (September to the end of December) and spring (May to the end of August).

Work Term Capabilities

Sample Job Titles

Short Order Cook, Line Cook, Sous Chef, Pastry Cook, Assistant Cook, Apprentice

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Jeff Hoekman
Employer Relations Consultant
519-885-0300 ext. 5137