Commercial Kitchen Assistant, Short Course | Selkirk College | Nelson, Canada
5 months
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Commercial Kitchen Assistant at Selkirk College is a learner-centred program that helps students expand their workplace skills and readiness in a classroom setting. Further training through a flexible work practicum in commercial kitchens is provided. Learners can take advantage of this fully-funded program that will lead to in-demand entry-level restaurant jobs.

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In this Commercial Kitchen Assistant program, sudents will train as Prep Cooks with Red Seal Chef Lita Moth in Selkirk College ’s professional kitchen at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson.

Students will learn:

  • Food preparation
  • Chopping
  • Mixing
  • Measuring
  • Terminology
  • Planning
  • Ordering
  • Teamwork
  • Clean up

Learning materials will build from existing curriculum for Prep Cook training and help students as they bridge to employment. Students who wish to take the Professional Cook program, but are not quite ready can take this program and become familiar with techniques, terminology, workplace expectations and curriculum in order to succeed later on. 

Practicum placements will be 4-6 hours/week for 16 of the 23 weeks, with the employer and student determining a suitable schedule.  The practicum has all the expectations of paid employment: punctuality, preparation, participation, procedural safety, cooperation, effective communication, willingness to try assigned tasks, and teh practice of asking relevant questions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Safety and Sanitation (Food Safe)
  • Production Procedures and Equipment
  • Beverage Stations
  • Preparation of Fruit and Vegetables
  • Preparation of Starches
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Salads and Sandwiches
  • Meat Preparation and Cookery
  • Soups, Stocks and Sauces
  • Baked Goods and Dessert

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

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29 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students applying to Academic Upgrading are not subject to the general admission requirements for Selkirk College.
  • Applicants meet with an instructor to choose the best set of courses in which to enrol based on their current goals and availability and their past education.
  • This program is intended for adults 18 years of age or over. Students 16 or 17 years of age may be considered for admission in some circumstances.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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