Powell River Culinary

7-month Certificate Program

This program is designed to train students for a career in professional cooking.

Course content includes:

  • preparation of meat, poultry, soup, salads, sauces, seafood, fruit and desserts
  • Setting up and operating a restaurant and cafeteria that provides regular lunches
  • catering many special events

Students rotate through the many jobs within the cafeteria on site at Brooks Senior Secondary School.

As part of the program, students will acquire the following certificates:

  • WHMIS 2015
  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1
  • Foodsafe, Level 1
  • SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality
  • Kitchen Safety and Fire Extinguisher
  • Serving It Right

Regular attendance and a minimum average of 70% in the practical and theory portions of the program is required to pass.

Classes are in session 4 days per week, Tuesday-Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm. Students should be aware that the schedule is flexible as there are evening, weekend and early morning events.

Admission Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check (approx $42)
  • Application form
    (No application deadline date, however apply early as space is limited)
  • Grade 12 or provincial equivalent, or mature student status
  • If proof of completion of Grade 12 is not submitted, a $20 Assessment Test will be required (study materials are available)
  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Interview
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