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Culinary Arts (Part-time studies)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Diploma

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

Turn your passion for food into a career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Culinary Arts diploma program is hands on, fast paced and cutting edge—and the only two-year advanced culinary training program in Saskatchewan.

Get the professional training you need to launch a career in cooking, whether you’re interested in a career in restaurants, hotels, resorts, private clubs, catering, institutional settings or running your own restaurant.

Culinary Arts is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. Your instructors include both Red Seal cooks and certified chefs de cuisine. They’ll introduce you to cooking principles and practices, everything from baking to breakfasts, garde manger to a la carte, and meats, seafood and poultry to vegetables, starches and pasta. Sharpen your knowledge and skills in:

  • catering and special event cooking
  • contemporary cuisine and modern food trends
  • field to fork experience
  • short order food production
  • regional foods and Aboriginal foods
  • wines and beverages
  • world cuisines

Intensive, Hands-On Education

From food prep to short order cooking to fine dining, you’ll learn what it’s really like to work in a commercial kitchen—you’ll spend 75% of your time practicing new skills and applying new knowledge in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchen. You’ll also participate in a work experience and prepare foods for le Bistro coffee shop and Corner Café on campus at the Idylwyld Dr. location.

Step #1 in Becoming a Red Seal Cook

Your diploma gives you credit for all three levels of apprentice cook technical training. When you graduate, start building your hours and in three years you could become a journeyperson cook—the first step toward becoming a Red Seal cook. Red Seal certification will open doors to career opportunities across Canada.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Year 1

Fundamental Communication Skills (COMM-127CE)
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