Professional Cooking

The Professional Cooking program prepares students to practise the trade of professional cook.

Generally speaking, professional cooks perform tasks related to preparing, transforming, serving and storing food. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. They can also work on ships, construction sites, for caterers, food production facilities, etc. They sometimes work under the authority of a chef.

The duration of the program is 1 470 hours, which includes 930 hours spent on the specific competencies required to practise the trade or occupation and 540 hours on general, work-related competencies. The program of study is divided into 24 competencies which vary in length from 30 to 135 hours. The total hours allocated to the program include time devoted to teaching, evaluation of learning and enrichment or remedial activities.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Professional Cooking program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

• Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.

OR

• Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

• Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the general development test and SPR 3, 4, 6, or recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

• Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

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Course Outline

Course Name

Professional Cooking

Ministry (MEQ) Code: 5811
Number of Modules: 24
Duration (hours): 1470
Credits: 98

Certification of Studies

Diploma of Vocational Studies (D.V.S.)

Professional Cooking
Code Module Hours Credits
904532 The Trade and the Training Process 30 2
904542 Hygiene and Food Safety 30 2
904552 Health and Safety 30 2
904563 Sensory Properties of Foods 45 3
904572 Cooking Techniques 30 2
904582 Kitchen Organization 30 2
904594 Fruits and Vegetables 60 4
904606 Basic Preparations 90 6
904612 Professional Relationships 30 2
904623 Mise en Place: Soups 45 3
904634 Basic Doughs, Pastries and Batters 60 4
904647 Mise en Place: Meat, Poultry and Game 105 7
904656 Mise en Place: Fish and Seafood 90 6
904664 Mise en Place: Hors-d’Oeuvres and Appetizers 60 4
904677 Mise en Place: Desserts 105 7
904684 Menu Planning 60 4
904694 Service: Breakfasts 60 4
904703 Culinary Presentations 45 3
904714 Service: Menus du jour 60 4
904723 Service: High-Volume Menus 45 3
904735 Production: Banquets and Food Service Operations 75 5
904743 Service: Buffets 45 3
904759 Service: Table d’Hôte and à la Carte Menus 135 9
904767 Integration Into the Workplace 105 7

Program Fees


Day Fees
Description Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Total
Service Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $150.00
Activity Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $120.00
Sub-Total $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $270.00
Materials Purchased at the Centre
Description Cost
Surgical Gloves $15.00
Hairnets $80.00
Spork $15.00
Textbook (optional) $145.00
First-Aid Supplies $10.00
Tool Kit (to be purchased at recommended supplier) $380.00
Sub-Total $645.00
Materials Purchased Outside the Centre
Description Cost
3 white chef jackets w/logo and name $68.25
2 hounds-tooth pants with hem $52.50
2 black hats $13.50
3 double-sided white aprons $12.60
1 black waiter apron $7.25
12 terry towels 15"x25" $17.40
GST 5% $8.58
PST 9.975% $17.11
Sub-Total $197.19
Day Total $1112.19

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