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Entry-level cook training available in P.E.I.



Entry-level cook training is available through the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island in partnership with Holland College and the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.

The course introduces the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques in basic cookery, including cold kitchen, hot kitchen, and short order, according to the association’s website.

Participants will spend six weeks in kitchen training learning from the course textbook with two local chefs as their instructors. They will also take part in certifications for First Aid and CPR/AED Level C, WHMIS, food safety training and PEI BEST Service Excellence.

Participants will spend four weeks working in the industry at local establishments to gain experience and practice their skills in a real-life kitchen setting.

They will also hone their skills and learn more advanced techniques at the Culinary Institute of Canada.

An information session will be held at 11 a.m., Jan.30, at Upstreet Craft Brewing, 41 Allen St., in Charlottetown. The program starts on Feb. 24.

For more information, contact Kim Smith, Industry HR Manager, email ksmith@tiapei.pe.ca or call 902-566-5008 or visit the TIAPEI website.

The course is funded by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.