In the Culinary Arts program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of culinary skills from the very basics of knife skills and food preparation to advanced techniques in butchery, international cuisine, and à la carte production.
Your culinary skills will be complemented by business training to prepare you for the full scope of restaurant operations. You will sharpen your skills daily with rotations in our on-site restaurants for breakfast, lunch and fine dining. This high-volume food preparation gets you ready for a career in the fast-paced food service industry.
You’ll also complete a 600-hour paid internship, giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills to employers and gain a greater perspective on where this career can take you.
This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.
The Red Seal is the interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade. When you have an Interprovincial Red Seal, you can work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. It gives you a competitive edge and flexibility in the market.
The Culinary Arts program is an excellent way to work on your Red Seal as a cook. In the program, you’ll earn 1,710 hours and write two block exams—putting you well on your way to certification. After you graduate and are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice and get credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College. Then you can complete the journey and take the interprovincial exam.