Continuing Education

Culinary Boot Camps


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Learn to cook like a culinary master

Our Culinary Boot Camps offer the chance to learn from celebrated NAIT chefs during an intensive, fun-filled culinary adventure. Our chefs have extensive industry experience and excel in sharing that knowledge in a supportive learning environment.

Don't worry: there won't be any kitchen nightmares here!

Spend up to five days in NAIT's state-of-the-art kitchens. Several camps, on various topics, will guide you to new skill levels. Explore theory, see demonstrations and, most importantly, create spectacular dishes. Begin with the essentials before working your way up to advanced methods; develop your cooking skills based on proven techniques. You will be hands-on in the kitchen, so get ready to impress with your new or improved techniques!

Hands-on fun!

During the week, your meals and beverages will be provided, including the food you prepare yourself. There will also be opportunities to take food home with you almost every day. You will be well fed!

Multiple camps are happening throughout our kitchens each week. Meals will consist of contributions from each of the camps, thereby enhancing your experience.

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. You will then receive feedback so that you can continue to improve at home.

Keep in mind...

If your camp starts on Tuesday, please pick up your course package on Monday.

The course package will include:

  • chef's uniform (chef jacket, pants, neck scarf, chef's hat, apron and side towels)
  • recipe guide
  • reusable water bottle
  • daily parking pass