Culinary Boot Camps
Here’s your chance to learn from the pros – the celebrated chefs of NAIT – in an intensive, fun-filled culinary adventure. Our chefs are chosen for their extensive industry experiences and their ability to share that knowledge in a supportive learning environment. Don't worry, there won't be any kitchen nightmares here.
You can spend up to five days in NAIT's state of the art kitchens. Several camps, on various topics, will guide you to new levels of skill. You will learn theory, see demonstrations and most importantly create spectacular dishes. You will learn the basics first to ensure that your skill development is based on proven techniques.
Students will be required to pick up their course packages on Monday if their camp starts on Tuesday.
For all camps, your course package will include
- a chef's uniform (chef jacket, pants, neck scarf, chef's hat, apron and side towels)
- recipe guide
- re-usable water bottle
- daily parking
During the week, you will be able to eat the fruits of your labours. Your meals and beverages are provided. There will also be opportunities to bring food home with you almost everyday. You will be well fed!
Multiple camps are happening throughout our kitchens each week. Meals will have contributions from not just your group but from the other camps as well, allowing you to taste what's going on in the camps around you.
At the conclusion of the week, your skills will be tested during a practical exam and your chef instructor will have the opportunity to see your skills in action.
On Friday night, there is a showcase graduation buffet reception for all the camps that you can invite your friends and families to. It's a great evening where you can show off your skills and socialize with your new friends. The reception is held in Ernest's Dining Room and the NAIT kitchens so your guests will be able to see where you spent your time as they wander through filling their plates with culinary delights.
Enlist in NAIT’s initiation-level culinary boot camp courses and get ready for this one-of-a-kind learning experience! Registration opens in February of each year.
News for 2019
Next year's boot camp dates:
- Pastry Boot Camp (BAKG330)- July 8-12 or July 15-19, 2019
- Culinary Boot Camp (CULG305) July 9-12 or July 16-19, 2019
- Cured Meats, Cheeses and Pickles Boot Camp (CULG330) July 9-12, 2019
- Gourmet Boot Camp (CULG306) July 16-19, 2019
- For the Love of Chocolate Boot Camp (CULG310) to be determined for July 2019
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ContactsStudent Service Centre
- In person: CAT180 (Centre for Applied Technology)
- Email: AskNAIT@nait.ca
- Phone: 780.471.6248
- Toll Free: 1.877.333.6248
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|Pastry Boot Camp - BAKG330|
|Culinary Boot Camp - CULG305|
|Gourmet Boot Camp - CULG306|
|Cured Meats, Cheeses & Pickles - CULG330|
|For the Love of Chocolate Boot Camp - CULG310|