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Continuing Education

Kitchen Skills Cooking Courses

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Delivery Options

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

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

The world's most accomplished chefs all have one thing in common: they have mastered the basics. They know how to care for their knives, identify flavours, expose the qualities of vegetables, select choice cuts of meat, prepare essential sauces and plate everything with exquisite attention to detail.

NAIT's Kitchen Skills cooking courses will help you develop essential cooking techniques and habits so that you can try cooking like a pro. Take advantage of our fully equipped professional kitchen facility and experienced team of instructors who will help you develop your skills, gain expertise and cook with confidence. Knives, equipment and food are provided for classroom use.

Classes include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on applications to make sure you get both theoretical grounding and practical experience. Afterwards, you will be able to take your new skills home or put them to work creating amazing dishes for your restaurant.

Strap on your apron and let's get cooking!

To be awarded the Culinary Kitchen Skills Certificate, you must complete all five courses in the Kitchen Skills series: 

  • CULG210 – The Art of Garde Manger and Knife Skills
  • CULG220 – Flavour Recognition, Stocks and Soups
  • CULG230 – Sauces
  • CULG240 – Vegetable Preparation and Cooking
  • CULG250 – Preparing and Cooking Meat, Poultry and Fish
Please note that CULG210 (Kitchen Skills I) and CULG220 (Kitchen Skills II) are prerequisites for the other Kitchen Skills courses.


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