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Apprenticeship training

Professional cook

Get your Professional Cook Red Seal

UFV offers Levels 1 and 2 of the Professional Cook Apprenticeship program; however, there are a total of three levels to get your Red Seal. UFV is not currently offering the third level for Professional Cook Red Seal.

Professional cook is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. Earning your Professional Cook Red Seal Endorsement marks you as a skilled worker, opening job opportunities for you across Canada.

If you are not currently working as a cook, you may consider taking UFV's Culinary Arts Foundation course to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. This 39-week program includes Level 1 and 2 Professional Cook certification as well as practical cooking experience in UFV's cafeteria.

Upcoming schedule

August 17, 2021 - May 27, 2022

Class days/hours

Monday - Friday 7:30am -1:30pm

Please email if you have any questions.

Steps to apply (currently not accepting applications for 3rd level apprenticeship) 

  1. Submit an online application through the UFV portal for the Professional Cook Apprenticeship program (please note you will apply for apprenticeship but not a specific level as that will be determined in step 2).
  2. You will then receive an email, to the email address you submitted on the application, asking for additional information (level required, ITA #, employer, etc).
  3. You will then be scheduled for the next available intake.

Apprenticeship Tax Credits

If you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you may qualify to receive grants and subsidies.

Please visit the ITA website for more information.

There are also tax credits available for employers sponsoring students through their apprenticeships.

Fees and costs

Cook Apprenticeship (not currently running Cook Apprenticeship classes)
Student Fees  

Other costs and supplies






*all prices subject to change

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