Cook Training, Certificate | Selkirk College | Nelson, Canada
17638 CAD/full
4402 CAD/full
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There are no limits to where your culinary career can take you with employment options in five-star dining rooms to crafting perfect eggs benny at your favourite brunch spot. The Cook Training program from Selkirk College will help you achieve your Red Seal certification.

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As a provincial Industry Training Authority (ITA) for professional cooks 1, 2 and 3, our skilled instructors teach you culinary fundamentals for detailed menu planning, quality ingredient selection and efficient meal preparation. 

The Cook Training program from Selkirk College will help you learn the complexities of a creative menu and go on to master kitchen skills as you achieve our most advanced credential, the national Red Seal certification.

Master Your Trade 

  • Occupational Skills 
  • Baked Goods and Desserts 
  • Beverages
  • Garde Manger 
  • Meat, Poultry and Seafood 
  • Stocks, Soups and Sauces and more

Programme Structure

Professional Cook 1
  • Cook 1 is a 28-week, 600 hour credit, Industry Training Authority (ITA) provincially standardized apprenticeship program designed to train you for employment.

Professional Cook 2

  • Cook 2 is a 14-week, 240 hour credit, Industry Training Authority (ITA) provincially standardized apprenticeship program that builds on foundational skills and more advanced cooking techniques including a la carte service in our Fine Dining Scholars Dining Room as well as high end banquets and Gala events. 

Professional Cook 3 – Red Seal Certification

  • Cook 3 is a 6-week, Red Seal Certification, this intense program is the final step in your training to becoming a Red Seal Chef. 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




48 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

  • Successful completion of Grade 10 or equivalent with passing grades in any Math 10 and any English 10. For international applicants, IELTS 6.5 overall band score (with no band less than 6.0), or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests. If an international student applies with an IELTS of 6.0 overall score (with no band less than 5.5), then they would need to meet the requirements below.
  • Applicants who lack the specific English admission requirements may still gain admission to the program with the understanding that they will successfully complete ENGL 66 Essential English course in the first year of their program. This course must be completed to be able to advance beyond 30 program credits.
  • All applicants must acknowledge that they are in good general health, as well as the have the ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 25 kg.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17638 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17638 CAD for the full programme
  • National

    4402 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4402 CAD for the full programme


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