Prep Cook Certificate

Develop essential workplace skills, safety knowledge and job readiness to launch a career in the food services industry. You will learn how to prepare soups, sauces, baked goods, and more in modern teaching kitchens while also gaining valuable work experience in local restaurants. You will be qualified for employment as a prep cook, porter or food service worker in a commercial kitchen, restaurant or resort.

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 will be delivered in Parksville during Winter 2023, but students should select 'Comox Valley' when applying.

To avoid paying an application fee, please use waiver code NIC2023MC when applying.



 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Comox Valley
Starts: Winter (February)
Length: 16 weeks
Delivery: On-campus, scheduled

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This program is a great first step for anyone interested in working in the food service industry. Students learn important kitchen skills and how to prepare a wide range of staple dishes, with lots of hands-on practice in our teaching kitchen.

Chef Al Irving, NIC culinary instructor

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