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.

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Funding is available to cover the cost of training for qualified applicants. Funding eligibility is reviewed as part of the application process. Application fee for this program has been covered by grant funding. To start your application, click apply now and follow EducationPlannerBC's instructions. When you reach the review and submit screen, click the “I have an approved application fee waiver” radio button and add NIC2021MC in the Waiver Code box to have the application fee waived.

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Campbell River
Starts: February 28, 2022
Length: 14 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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