If you want to get into the workforce quickly and you like working in fast-paced environments, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food Service Cook program is a great choice. Food service cooks prepare meals and snacks for large numbers of people—and they are in demand in restaurants, hotels, health and educational institutes, remote mining camps and more.
The program is designed with industry input, so you’ll get practical skills. In fact, most of your “classroom” learning is done in a commercial kitchen.
Food Service Cook (formerly Short Order Cooking) is an intensive 12-week applied certificate program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. You’ll get the kind of entry level cooking skills and hands-on experience employers want, while learning how to prepare a large number of orders. Get practical experience in:
This program is delivered when a minimum number of students has been reached. To place your
name on the interest list:
With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).
When you graduate from the Food Service Cook program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills for a wide variety of jobs. Work full or part time in coffee shops, restaurants and hotels. Look for positions in health care and educational institutes, fly-in fishing resorts, mining and construction camps, and more.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Food Counter Attendant||Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations (6641)||$21,900 - $37,300|
|Kitchen Helper||Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations (6641)||$21,900 - $37,300|
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.