Professional Cooking (Part-time studies)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Certificate

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

Program Overview

Do you love to cook? Do you thrive in high-energy environments? Then check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Professional Cooking program. It’s not just Saskatchewan’s most recognized culinary training program—it’s your fast track to a career.

Our graduates are working as cooks, kitchen managers, banquet chefs, sous chefs and chefs … around the province, across Canada, on cruise ships, in vacation resorts and at upscale fishing lodges.

Professional Cooking is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. We’ll give you the kind of hands-on training you need to work as part of a culinary team. Our low student-to-instructor ratio means lots of one-on-one time with your instructors—all Red Seal certified cooks and many Certified Chefs de Cuisine. You’ll build knowledge and practical skills in:

  • basic cooking principles
  • baking
  • food presentation
  • kitchen management
  • meat, seafood and poultry preparation
  • quantity food production
  • short-order food production
  • safety, sanitation and WHMIS

Our Kitchen is Your Classroom

Approximately 70% of your “class” time is hands-on training in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchens. You’ll also get hands-on experience preparing foods for the campus cafeteria.

Earn a Year of Apprenticeship Credit

The Professional Cooking certificate earns you a full year of apprenticeship towards becoming a Red Seal Cook, an interprovincial standard of excellence across Canada.

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