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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

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.

Bartender Training

Bartending is a job unlike any other. In this hands-on course, based on standards set by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, you will gain the skills and knowledge you will need to enter the world of bartending. Topics include: setting up the bar, stocking and bar management, terminology, LCB rules and your responsibilities, and customer service. Pre-Requisite: Serve it Right (Server) certificate; must be 19 years of age. Tuition includes course materials.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.


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 who successfully complete the course will 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     Food service is limited on weekends so if your class is on a Saturday, be sure to bring a bag lunch.

2018S COOK 400V 001 • May 31 (1 session) Cancelled

2018S COOK 400V 002 • Jun 23 (1 session) Cancelled

2018S COOK 400V 003 • Jul 20 (1 session) Cancelled

2018S COOK 400V 004 • Aug 11 (1 session) Cancelled


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 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.

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, 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.

Indian Cooking - Basic New

Unlock the flavours of authentic Indian cuisine! Inspired by Chef Heidi’s travels in India and her lifelong love of Indian food, this class is perfect for those who love curry but can never make their curries taste "right". In class, she will focus on the key techniques that make vibrant, full-bodied Indian food.  Clarify the world of Indian spices and learn how to make delicious food at home! Tonight’s menu includes homemade curry powder, fresh mint chutney, pappadum, spiced cauliflower, and traditional North Indian curry (either vegetarian or meat) with basmati rice.  No prerequisites but please bring a 10" chef's knife, a paring knife, a vegetable peeler and an apron to class.  Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Mexican Taco Party New

Join Chef Heidi for a fun evening cooking class devoted to producing authentic Mexican flavours. Learn to use traditional ingredients to make a variety of mouth-watering dishes and prepare for your own home taco party! The focus in class will be on preparing soft masa tacos with several deliciously authentic fillings and condiments, including grilled flank steak, spiced beans, and homemade green and red salsas. Learn how easy it is to make homemade corn tortillas, and try various brands of store-bought tortillas to compare. Please bring a 10" chef's knife, a paring knife, a vegetable peeler and an apron to class. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Thai Cooking - Basic New

Join celebrated Chef Heidi Fink for a taste of Thailand as she guides you through the flavours and aromas of one of her favourite cuisines. Thai cooking seems complex, but many delicious Thai dishes are simple and accessible to the average home cook. Learn how to get the most out of basic ingredients and techniques. During the class, we will make and eat foods such as Thai street food lettuce wraps, Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup, Red Coconut Chicken Curry, and Mango-Coconut Sticky Rice. Sparkling with vibrant flavours, these recipes are easily made at home.
*Allery Alert* - Menu contains shrimp and peanuts. Please bring a 10" chef's knife, a paring knife, a vegetable peeler and an apron to class.  Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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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