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Certificate in Professional Cook


Earn a Professional Cook Certificate at Thompson Rivers University

The Professional Cook Certificate at Thompson Rivers University has been an integral part of the campus and community for more than four decades.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1.5 years
Intake: January / August
Tuition Fee: C$15,560 per full
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Earn a Professional Cook Certificate at Thompson Rivers University covering Professional Cook certifications from the Industry Training Authority. Hands-on training includes Professional Cook 1 (30 weeks), Professional Cook 2 (14 weeks) and 120hr work experience.

You will get the skills and expertise you need to find a job in the food preparation industry.

Foundation skills, creativity, teamwork and professionalism are nurtured and encouraged by the instructors. Be a cook in “real life” working kitchens and learn all aspects of the food preparation industry, from production to service. The restaurants in the Culinary Arts Training Centre showcase your efforts.

Courses included

  • Block A: Occupational skills
  • Block B: Stock, soups and sauces
  • Block C: Vegetables and fruits
  • Block D: Starches
  • Block E: Meats
  • Block F: Poultry
  • Block G: Seafood
  • Block H: Garde manger
  • Block I: Eggs, breakfast cookery and dairy
  • Block J: Baked goods and desserts
  • Block K: Beverages

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It feels really good because it’s been a long journey since I got here. It feels like quite an achievement because I didn’t know a lot about cooking when I started the program, but I kept catching up and catching up and here I am today. It’s such a wonderful feeling and I didn’t know that I was the first international student, so that makes it extra special.

Nishant Doshi, TRU’s First International Red Seal Cook