Where it Can Take You
NAIT Culinary Arts grads work in hotel and restaurant kitchens around the world. Other career opportunities exist in culinary publishing, food styling and product research and development. Other career opportunities exist in culinary publishing, food styling and product research and development.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Continuing your studies
Become a Certified Journeyman Cook - Students who successfully complete the Culinary Arts diploma can choose to write the journeyman cook exam. To become a certified journeyman cook, students must complete additional required employment hours. For more information about this apprenticeship program, visit the Tradesecrets website.
Post-Graduate Credit Opportunities
The Culinary Arts program has articulation agreement opportunities with the following schools.
- Holland College, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations
- 2 semesters studying at George Brown College in Toronto
- 1 semester studying in Parma, Italy
Professional Association Courses
- Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs and Cooks - Graduates who earn the Cooking certificate or Culinary Arts diploma may become members of the Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs and Cooks (CCFCC). Following 5 years of progressive work experience, members may pursue national certification to become a certified Chef de Cuisine.
- Red/Blue Seal Programs - Students who successfully complete the diploma program are eligible to obtain the Interprovincial Red Seal Program and Blue Seal Program.
- Please note: Post-secondary articulation agreements within Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). To view the details of specific agreements, please visit transferalberta.ca or contact email@example.com
- For questions regarding transfer agreements or to obtain a course description/outline that is no longer available on our website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org