ENTRY LEVEL COOK TRAINING
Are you wanting to work in a professional kitchen? Are you currently unemployed or underemployed (working less than 25 hours per week), Canadian Citizen or hold your Permanent Residency Card, and face at least one barrier to employment? We are looking for individuals to take part in this 10-week program. Participants will learn basic kitchen skills, portions, timelines, learn to prepare meals for large groups, practice front of house skills and take part in a 4-week internship.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques in basic cookery, including cold kitchen, hot kitchen, and short order.
KITCHEN TRAINING (6 WEEKS)
The participants spend 6 weeks in kitchen training learning from the course textbook with two local chefs as their instructors. Emphasis is placed on following a recipe, measurements and conversions, common kitchen terminology, knife cuts, safe food/equipment handling, and basic cooking techniques. Participants will also take part in certifications for:
- First Aid & CPR/AED Level C
- Food Safety Training
- PEI BEST Service Excellence
WORK PLACEMENT (4 WEEKS)
Participants will spend 4 weeks working in the industry at local establishments to gain experience and practice their skills in a real-life kitchen setting.
For more information and questions/concerns, please contact Kim Smith, Industry HR Manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-566-5008
Funded by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.