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Professional Cook 1

The Vancouver School Board is partnered with Vancouver Community College to offer the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Cook Level 1 program.

Program Details

This program is taught at both Sir Charles Tupper and David Thompson secondary schools in Semester 2.  An additional four to five weeks of training will be held at Vancouver Community College (Pender Campus) in the summer.

The School District covers the cost of tuition for this program. However, students are responsible for purchasing their own books and materials, and must pay a fee for the summer component. 

Please note that students must be in grades 10 or 11 to apply for Youth Train in Trades programs. Grade 12 students may apply for Youth Train in Trades only if they can complete their program before they finish grade 12. 

For more details on program dates, students should contact their counsellors, or email

Course Contents

Students will learn basic food service and kitchen management; baking pastries and desserts; breakfast cookery; cold kitchen; diet and nutrition; and meat and poultry cookery. 


Discover more about this trade on the ITA Find My Trade Professional Cook 1 overview.

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