About the Program
Graduates of apprentice cook training will be able to
- supervise, train and coach apprentices
- know the required sanitation standards and regulations in order to produce wholesome food
- demonstrate a thorough knowledge of meatcutting, and grading and classifications of meat, fish and poultry
- be familiar with trade and menu terminology, basic food and menu costing and portion control
- safely and competently use hand and power tools commonly used in the trade
- produce pastries and desserts common to the food service industry
NAIT has been providing apprentice cook training since 1963. A training component on Wine, Spirits and Beers in Cuisine was introduced in 2006.
Tuition & Fees
- Recommended Path - Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
- Minimum Requirements - Successful completion of: English 10-2, Math 10-3, a pass mark in all 5 GED tests or Entrance Exam.
You must currently be employed in the trade. If you are not, you must first find an employer willing to hire an apprentice, then contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to become a registered apprentice.
PPE Requirements: Chef coats and pants, two way apron, and black non slip - closed toe shoes.
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Canadian Culinary Federation Edmonton - Cooking||$1500.00||2|
|Northway Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. Apprenticeship Award||$1000.00||2|
|The princess Auto Foundation Bursaries - Intake I||$2500||4|
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.