Culinary Arts Apprenticeships

   •  Professional Cook 1, 2 & 3
   •  Professional Cook e-pprenticeship option

A beautifully prested plate with a lambchop sits on the warming counter in a professional kitchen. Chefs are working in the background.

Program at a glance


Technical Training Certification

Work experience

Sponsored apprentice


On campus or online

Study options


Open to International



6 weeks

Just getting started?

If you're interested in an apprenticeship but don't have much experience a foundation program may be for you.
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Professional Cook (Harmonized)

A professional cook apprenticeship offers lots of flexibility and the freedom to earn while you learn. Take your technical training at Camosun College, Canada's most successful Professional Cook Red Seal Endorsement.


In-person training

For each level of training, you'll spend six weeks in class at Camosun's Interurban campus. Contact Registration to confirm seat availability*, 250-370-3550.

Level 1: PC1 (PRCO-100)

  • Professional Cook 1, BC Certificate of Qualification
  • In person training: 6 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
February 26, 2024April 5, 2024
March 3, 2025April 11, 2025
March 2, 2026April 10, 2026

Level 2: PC2 (PRCO-200)

  • Professional Cook 2, BC Certificate of Qualification
  • In person training: 6 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
October 28, 2024December 6, 2024
November 3, 2025December 12, 2025
November 2, 2026December 12, 2026

Level 3: PC3 (PRCO-300)

  • Professional Cook 3, PC3 (PRCO-300): Red Seal
  • In person training: 6 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
January 8, 2024February 16, 2024
September 9, 2024October 18, 2024
January 13, 2025February 2, 2025
September 15, 2025October 24, 2025
January 12, 2026February 20, 2026
September 14, 2026October 23, 2026

*All dates are subject to change.

Online training option

Do your cook's training online. The E-PPRENTICE Cook program provides flexibility to work around your schedule. 

Contact Registration to confirm seat availability*, 250-370-3550.

Level 1: PC1 (PRCO-401)

  • Professional Cook 1, BC Certificate of Qualification
  • Online training: 23 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
January 29, 2024July 7, 2024
November 25, 2024May 23, 2025
January 27, 2025July 11, 2025
November 24, 2025May 22, 2026
January 26, 2026July 10, 2026
November 23, 2026May 21, 2027

Level 2: PC2 (PRCO-402)

  • Professional Cook 2, BC Certificate of Qualification
  • Online training: 23 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
April 22, 2024November 1, 2024
November 4, 2024May 2, 2025
April 21, 2025October 31, 2025
November 3, 2025May 1, 2026
April 20, 2026October 30, 2026
November 2, 2026April 30, 2027

Level 3: PC3 (PRCO-403)

  • Professional Cook 3, Red Seal
  • Online training: 23 weeks
Start DateEnd Date
April 29, 2024November 8, 2024
October 21, 2024April 18, 2024
April 28, 2025November 7, 2025
October 20, 2025April 17, 2026
April 27, 2026November 6, 2026

*All dates are subject to change.

Skilled Trades BC logo

Program standards for each trade's required training are set by SkilledTradesBC.

Red Seal badge

Camosun College is a proud supporter of the Red Seal interprovincial trades program. 

Two ways to do your Professional Cook technical training

As an apprentice, you’ll spend about 80% of your time on the job, so you earn while you learn. In addition to that practical experience, you also need to sign up for technical training each year.

You can take the technical training portions of your culinary apprenticeship in person or online.

Program standards and curriculum are set by SkilledTradesBC.

Online Learning option

Flexible online learning option

The E-PPRENTICE Cook program provides the option for online course delivery so you can work around your schedule.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025


Tuition is provided for each level

 Professional Cook Apprenticeship

$667.50  Level 1

$667.50  Level 2

$667.50  Level 3


Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards

Curriculum & courses

Let's get you started

Camosun accepts applications to apprenticeship technical training programs year-round.

To apply you must have a job with an employer who will sponsor and train you.

An apprenticemust be sponsored by an employer who is registered at SkilledTradesBC. If you and your employer agree to enter into a contract for an apprenticeship, either of you may contact SkilledTradesBC to register you as an apprentice.

Steps To Register

Contact us

If you have registration questions please contact the Registration department.

For questions about the program contact the Trades Apprenticeship Office at 250-370-3856 or

Faculty/staff profile

Heidi Fink

Heidi Fink

Instructional Assistant, Culinary Arts
Huber Hall
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Contact information

Trades Apprenticeship Office

Campus location

Centre for Trades and Technology building (CTEI), room 102

Location link

Interurban Campus


If your inquiry is time sensitive we recommend phoning 250-370-3550. When emailing please include your full name and student number


Questions about your classes

For about the program contact or the Department Chair.