Professional Cook 1 (Institutional Entry)

Launch your culinary career and expand your skills in well-equipped training facilities. You’ll learn from highly-experienced, qualified instructors as you develop core culinary skills while earning your Level 1 technical training credit and work-based training hours toward your Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification when you register as an apprentice.

Check out our quick guide to NIC's Culinary programs and watch our 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: See program details for schedule
Length: 28 weeks
Delivery: On-campus, Scheduled (PA); On-campus and off-campus, scheduled (PH)

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Priority Admission is available for Indigenous students.
Complete the Indigenous Priority Admission form as part of your application.

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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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