Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Institutional Cooking program is unique. It is designed to prepare you to work in large-scale food preparation. From soups to sauces (and everything in between), you’ll learn how to produce nutritious, delicious foods in quantity.
It’s a high demand career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads are working in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, remote mining camps, hospitals, schools and more.
Institutional Cooking is a 20-week applied certificate program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. Approximately 70% of your learning is hands-on training in a commercial kitchen. Our highly trained instructors will introduce you to:
Earn Apprenticeship Credit
Use your applied certificate to earn credit towards becoming a Red Seal Cook. Becoming a Red Seal Cook opens the door to higher wages and more job opportunities.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Institutional Cooking graduates are in high demand. There are jobs in many different sectors. You could work in industry, cooking at a remote mine site or construction camp. Look for jobs in hospitals and long-term care facilities, in restaurants, hotels and vacation resorts, in schools, retirement communities and government.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Cook||Cooks (6242)||$21,900 - $42,300|
|Food Counter Attendant||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.
For information, contact Kevin Mardell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-765-1577.
Note: On-campus students will prepare and serve meals in the campus cafeteria.
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.
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.