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.
Study at The Culinary Institute of Canada!
The Culinary Institute of Canada is widely regarded as Canada's premier culinary school. You will sharpen your skills daily with rotations in our on-site restaurants for lunch service and fine dining. This high-volume food preparation gets you ready for a career in the fast-paced food service industry. Your culinary skills will be complemented by business training to prepare you for the full scope of restaurant operations.
All Culinary students are required to complete a 600-hour paid internship in the summer following their first year. This experience provides you with the opportunity to showcase your skills to employers and gain a greater perspective on where this career can take you.
The Culinary Institute of Canada is located at our Tourism & Culinary Centre. Tour our Campus
Become a Red Seal Chef
The Red Seal is the interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade. When you have a 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 Red Seal exam.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
||Details of Agreement
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
||Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism & Hospitality
||Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism & Hospitality degree.