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Culinary Arts Certificate

WHAT’S  NEW?

We are offering a range of cooking, baking and hospitality courses. All culinary and hospitality classes are held at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus 

Take culinary course as an individual secondary school credit. Each course can count as an elective towards getting your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The length of each course will be the same and will be offered at the same times as all of our secondary school day classes (i.e. approximately 7 1/2 weeks).

For students who want to earn a St. Louis certificate, the culinary program will also be available in a more affordable package of courses, including coop.

Please check this website for updates.  For further inquiries please call 519-745-1201 x201 or email Maria.Sukarieh@wcdsb.ca

What you will learn:

Learn to cook or bake on a budget. 

Learn for yourself or your family. 

Learn to earn!  or Learn to Graduate!

6 elective credits to choose from: 

  • Cooking 
  • Baking 
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Event Planning 
  • Culinary Arts and Management 
  • Applied Nutrition 

Take one course at a time or 

Earn a Culinary Arts Certificate (ANY 4 culinary courses, plus 2 Co-op credits at a work placement) 

Length of Culinary Program:

  • Each single instructional class is 7 1/2 weeks of in-class instruction, following the day classes schedule.

OR

  • Packaged as a Culinary Certificate is 4 individual credit classes in culinary and hospitality PLUS 2 co-op credits
  • Co-op placement times may vary for those pursuing the certificate program

Dates and Time:

  • In-class: Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 11:45am OR 12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Term 1: Sept 7 – Oct 28, 2022

Term 2: Nov 2 – Dec 22, 2022

Term 3: Jan 10 –  March 2, 2023

Term 4: March 6 –  May 4, 2023

Term 5: May 8 – June 28, 2023

Location:

Instructional Staff:

  • to be determined, In-Class Instructor
  • Michelle Browne, OCT,  Co-op Placement Instructor and Supervisor

Fees:

Tuition fees are paid from Ministry of Education funding. Students will pay an affordable, non-refundable materials fee of $75 for each 7 1/2 week course to cover food costs.

Pre-Apprenticeship and Co-op Placement

If you choose the Culinary course package, St. Louis can work with you to arrange a co-op placement and help you begin earning your apprenticeship hours through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

Employers and the student placement experience are the key to success.  Employers gain a knowledgeable, trainable member of their kitchen staff and students gain on-the-job experience. It’s a WIN-WIN!

Have work or a connection with a restaurant establishment already? We can work with that employer to fulfill your placement requirement for the program.