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Continuing Education

Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage Industry

(For more information, phone Trades & Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or email ttce@camosun.bc.ca)

FOODSAFE Level 1

FOODSAFE Level 1 is designed for front line food handlers in the food service industry.  Topics include food handling, personal hygiene, receiving and storing food safely, dishwashing methods, and food storage methods. Participants successfully completing the course receive a five-year certificate recognized by the BC Hotel/ Restaurant Association and employers throughout the Province. Tuition includes exam and workbook. Course materials will be handed out in class or are available for pick up one week prior by calling 250.370.4563 or emailing ttce@camosun.bc.ca     Food service is limited on weekends so if your class is on a Saturday, be sure to bring a bag lunch.

2017W COOK 400V 004 • Apr 8 (1 session) • Alert First-aid Inc.

  • Sat • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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2017S COOK 400V 001 • May 12 (1 session) • Alert First-aid Inc.

  • Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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2017S COOK 400V 002 • Jun 10 (1 session) • Marlee Loiselle

  • Sat • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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2017S COOK 400V 003 • Jul 13 (1 session) • Alert First-aid Inc.

  • Thur • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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2017S COOK 400V 004 • Aug 12 (1 session) • Marlee Loiselle

  • Sat • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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Foodsafe Level 2

FOODSAFE Level 2 is designed for foodservice owners, managers, kitchen managers, executive chefs, and others who are responsible for managing for food safety in foodservice establishments. This interactive course focuses on developing a culture of food safety and includes modules on managing for food safety and writing a food safety plan. Note: course consists of two Tuesdays, two weeks apart. PRE-REQUISITE:  1) students must bring proof (certificate) of Level I to class to present to instructor; 2) students must complete an online Food Safety Basics - Review course (not FoodSafe Level 1) through Open School. To register for the online module, go to http://order.openschool.bc.ca/Product/Detail/ps_7540006174  and pay the required $25 fee using a credit card.  You will be given a username and password for logging in to complete the review.  Once complete, please download and print a completion letter for presenting to instructor in class.

2017W COOK 401V 001 • Apr 4 - Apr 18 (2 sessions) • Alert First-aid Inc.

  • Tues • 9:00am-4:00pm • Interurban
  • $195

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MarketSafe (for Temporary Markets) New

MarketSafe is intended for farmers and producers who make, bake or grow foods to sell at local markets. This course will be of interest to market managers, farm gate vendors, home kitchen small scale food processors, and others who may make, bake, or produce food products for public consumption outside of regulated food service establishments.  MarketSafe was developed by the BC FOODSAFE Secretariat in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers' Markets, and is supported by the Regional Health Authorities, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. MarketSafe addresses issues specific to temporary markets, and is not a replacement for FOODSAFE Level One.

2017W COOK 480V 001 • Apr 10 (1 session) • Alert First-aid Inc.

  • Mon • 9:00am-3:30pm • Interurban
  • $85

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Serving It Right

Serving It Right is a mandatory course that educates licensees, managers, and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol to the public, and provides effective techniques to prevent problems related to over-service. Topics include: warning signs of intoxication, legal liability, and due care of patrons. PRE-REQUISITE: Participants must be 19 years of age or older. Exam and certificate is included in tuition.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Professional Cook: Practical Challenge Assessment

Camosun College conducts practical assessments for Professional Cooks working in the culinary industry and looking to achieve the practical assessment component of the Certificate of Qualification for Professional Cook-1, 2, or 3 (PC-1, PC-2, PC-3). Registration in this "assessment only" session does not include instruction and is not intended to replace the course work or practical experience one would gain through post-secondary study and appropriate industry experience. Pre-requisite: candidates must first apply to, and have been approved by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). For information on the challenge process, visit www.itabc.ca, click on Apprenticeship and click on Professional Cook, How to ChallengeRegistration must be completed at least seven calendar days prior to the Challenge Assessment.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Cooking Classes

Cooking classes include both hands-on and demonstrations to help students learn proper culinary arts techniques while enjoying a fun and creative kitchen environment. Also see Growing Edible Landscapes & Perserving the Harvest, under Gardening & Nature.

Cooking ABC's - Spring

  More tasty dishes for those new to cooking! While preparing healthy seasonal cuisine, students learn traditional cooking techniques, presentation and organization from experienced chefs.  No pre-requisites, but bring a 10" chef's knife, a paring knife, a vegetable peeler, an apron, and plastic containers to take home the samples we make each session. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

2017W COOK 525G 001 • Mar 15 - Apr 19 (6 sessions) • T. Robert Budlong

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $425+GST

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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