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Institutional Cook Apprenticeship

Credential: Certificate of AchievementProgram Code: 06071Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic

    This apprenticeship is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. You and your employer are required to register through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

    You will be scheduled for the in-school portion of training by MAESD. Apprentices who have been scheduled for the in-school training will be sent an Offer of Classroom Training letter from the MAESD. For more information, visit ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship.

    Required Preparation

    • Grade 12

    For Peel Region, please contact:

    MTCU – Apprenticeship Branch
    The Emerald Centre
    10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 404
    Mississauga, ON  L5R 3K6
    905.279.7333 or 800.736.7332
    tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/ training

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2016/2017 fee for this program was $600.

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$400 – textbooks; $155 to $265 – uniform; $100 – safety shoes.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Graduates may be eligible to move to the advanced level Cook (Cuisine) Apprenticeship program and then challenge the Red Seal Journeyman exam with the Ontario College of Trades. Students may also be eligible for applicable apprenticeship grants.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Linda Sam
416.675.6622 ext. 5943
linda.sam@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Help individuals meet their dietary requirements

Humber’s Institutional Cook Apprenticeship program focuses on large-quantity food production using bulk and nutritional cooking methods. This involves using specialized equipment and following strictly prescribed menus created in advance by dieticians and food service managers.

 

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Your Career

Institutional cooks prepare meals which must meet individual dietary needs and textures, health requirements, religious needs and cultural preferences.

Potential jobs for institutional cooks include working in long-term care facilities, retirement homes, hospitals, daycare centres, school dining areas, correctional facilities and corporate environments.

This program is approved by WACS

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The Humber Experience

Is Apprenticeship Right for You? 

There are many ways for passionate aspiring chefs to enter the fast-paced culinary industry. The opportunity to become an apprentice and "earn while you learn" is one of them. 

Recently, chef and culinary instructor Michael Teune sat down with Restaurants Canada to discuss apprenticeships in the culinary industry and the benefits for aspiring chefs, restaurant employees, employers and the culinary industry as a whole.

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The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

Humber is the home of the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.

  • Kitchen Lab Facilities
  • On-Campus Restaurant Training Facility
  • Wine Tasting and Demonstration Lab

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Meet the Faculty

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.