Cook Level 1 – Professional

By , May 5, 2014

Cooks follow recipes, weigh and measure food accurately, and have an understanding of the major techniques and principles used in cooking, baking, and other aspects of food preparation.

A Professional Cook (Level 1) usually works in a supervised environ­ment and performs basic cooking and food preparation tasks, utilizing knife skills, correct terminology, and a variety of cooking methods. At this level, a professional cook should have a solid foundation of culinary skills.

Career prospects include work in camps, institutional kitchens, family restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, ferry boats, resorts, nursing homes, hospitals, catering operations, and airlines.

Admission Prerequisites

  • Completion of Grade 10 level that includes Grade 10 English; and Grade 10 Math (Apprenticeship and Workplace), with 67 per cent (C+) or higher in both.

Where is program offered?

Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek Campus (starts September and February)

North Peace Secondary School, Fort St. John


For more information and a Job Description for Chefs, see Page 2!

For more information on the Cook Level 1 program at Northern Lights College, go to the NLC website.

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