Professional Cook 1 (Institutional Entry)

Launch your culinary career and expand your skills in well-equipped training facilities, including the Bistro in Campbell River and the Roger Street Bistro in Port Alberni. You’ll learn from highly-experienced, qualified instructors as you develop core culinary skills in Level 1. 

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.

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Campbell River, Port Alberni
Starts: Sept 2021 (CR); Jan 2022 (PA)
Length: 28 weeks
Delivery: On-campus, Scheduled

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Since completing NIC’s Professional Cook 1 program, I have worked as a camp cook at Sechart Kayaking Lodge and travelled with Lime’n Food Truck to share my culinary skills at various events such as Salmon Fest, Sunset Market, Ukee Days and more. I’m currently working at NIC’s Roger Street Bistro. It feels like coming home.

Jayla Waddell, NIC Professional Cook 1 alumna

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