Prepare for entry to mid-level positions in the culinary industry. This diploma blends SkilledTradesBC professional cook levels 1 & 2, front of house and business skills. Practice in NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchens. You’ll also gain workplace experience and connect with employers through co-op opportunities. You can also continue your training with NIC's Culinary Business Operations diploma.
Check out our quick guide to NIC's Culinary programs and watch our new highlight video.
Watch our interview with NIC Culinary instructor Chef Xavier Bauby.
Priority Admission is available for Indigenous students.
Complete the Indigenous Priority Admission form as part of your application.
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.
The certificate affords students the opportunity to gain valuable culinary skills while developing business competencies so essential to the industry.Culinary arts as a profession and career is exciting and expansion and can literally take you around the world. The only limit is your imagination and the effort you are willing to give.
Chef Xavier Bauby, NIC culinary instructor