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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 on Day 2s.  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. A portion of the summer fee will be refunded upon successful completion of the ITA Level 1 exam (pass mark 70%+). 

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. 


Contact for further details

Allison Newton

Learn More

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

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