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Professional Cook | Apprenticeship 3


Professional Cook students are able to complete the final six weeks in the apprenticeship based on their practical and test results. Upon successful completion of the six-week apprenticeship component the students will be at a level of a third-year apprentice and will be eligible to write the Inter-provincial exam. If the student passes the exam, paired with the practical and work-based hours, they will be able to obtain their Journeyman Red Seal status in the industry. The Red Seal is recognized world wide. For more information regarding the Inter-provincial Standard endorsement (Red Seal) visit

For detailed information on the scope of knowledge and skills taught and assessed in this program refer to the Program Outline, available on the ITA website. For program details visit

For more information please contact Darlene Godfrey at or 250.635.6511 Ext. 5284.

PC Level 3

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 6 Weeks 6 Weeks
Tuition $482.10 $2,048.82
Student Union fees $54.64 $54.64
Mandatory fees $137.82 $163.11
Health Insurance N/A $317.04
Total program cost: $674.56 $2,583.61

Fees are effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.

Books & supplies

Note: Please see the separate book, supply and tool lists, as some are repeated at all levels.  

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional items are required:

  1. Clothing and equipment
  2. Shoes that conform to Worker’s Compensation board regulations
  3. Set of knives
  4. Books
  5. Uniforms
  6. Required supplies
  7. Weekly cleaning fee

Practicum travel, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not included in the program costs and are the responsibility of the student.

Career opportunities 

Graduates have the opportunities to obtain employment in local restaurants, five-star tourist lodges, mining and logging camps, cruise ships and catering companies. Past graduates have worked in Fairmont hotels, Holland America Cruise Lines, and have gone overseas to work in Europe. 

Visit BC Industry Training Authority or WorkBC for more career opportunity information.