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Culinary Arts Program

Office Hours

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE THE OFFICE HOURS AND NOT THE HOURS FOR THE PROGRAM ITSELF. Please see schedule section below for information on program hours.

SUMMER HOURS: Monday to Friday: All locations and offices - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SUMMER SHUTDOWN: All St. Charles centres will be closed August 6-17. Once they open, you may register for programs in September. There will be no classes until September 4, 2018.

STARTING SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
Monday to Friday: All locations and offices - 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Evening Hours

Mountain Campus (150 East 5th St.): Tuesday, Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please note that you cannot sign up for ESL on Monday nights.

Downtown Campus (45 Young St.): Tuesday & Thursday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Stoney Creek Campus (60 Barlake): Monday & Wednesday nights 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Program Description

Program Description

The Culinary Arts Program is provided in both the practical and theoretical knowledge and techniques that support the versatility required of today’s professional cook.

Employment opportunities are found in a variety of settings including restaurants and cafes, corporate cafeterias, institutional kitchens (nursing homes, hospitals, universities and colleges), hotels, catering businesses, cruise ship lines and self-employment.

Students can earn up to 8 secondary school credits upon successful completion of this course.

The course is 10 months duration and runs every day, Monday to Friday, from 9:15 a.m. until 2:00 pm.

Applications are now available in our credit office at 150 East 5th St.

LOOKING FOR A MORE BASIC CULINARY COURSE? Click here: http://stcharles.ca/adults/introculinary/

Other School to Work Options:

Culinary Arts: http://stcharles.ca/CHEF
Personal Support Worker: http://stcharles.ca/PSW
Co-op: http://stcharles.ca/COOP
Specialized Language Training Program: http://stcharles.ca/SL

Who May Apply

Must be 18 years of age or older
Must no longer be attending a secondary school
Must have successfully completed at least 16 secondary school credits (grade 9 and 10 minimum)
Proof of Canadian citizenship or Landed Immigrant status
CLB level 6 for new Canadians

How To Register

To register, please complete the application form below and then come in person to our credit office at 150 East 5th St. The next class will start February 2, 2018 . You can register now.

Please bring with you:
Official high school transcript or credit summary (contact your former school if you don't have it)
For students 18 to 21 years of age we require a letter from your former high school Principal or designate, indicating that you are no longer registered at that school
Photo ID
Proof of Ontario residency
Immigration Documentation (for landed immigrants or refugees)
CLB level 6 for new Canadians
Applicants are interviewed before being accepted.

There is no registration over the phone.

Important Forms

For current students only

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Schedule and Locations

September 4, 2018 - June 26, 2019

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

32 weeks - in-class instruction
8 weeks - work placement in the hospitality sector.
Work placement times may vary and students must be able to travel to their placements.

Location

Mountain Campus:
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
905.577.0555, Press 5, then Press 0

FREE PARKING

Fees

$700.00 Material Fee which includes:

A chef uniform set
A set of Chef knives with bag
Textbooks and workbook
Safety Certification - WHIMIS, First Aid).
Safety Certification Training- Food Handlers, Smart Serve).
St. Charles Culinary Arts Program Offers Catering!

St. Charles Culinary Arts Program Offers Catering!

Need top quality food for your upcoming meeting or event? Want to help students gain experience?

The St. Charles Culinary Arts Program offers professional catering under the supervision of our Red Seal Chef Training Teachers.

CALL: 905-577-0555, EXT 3211 or email us at josv@hwcdsb.ca to order or for more information. You can also click the brochure below

For more information about our Chef Training Program please go to http://stcharles.ca/adults/cheftraining/

Related News

Project COOK serves up healthy food and kitchen skills

Grade 7 & 8 students are owning the kitchen thanks to Project COOK, an 8-week program that teaches children and youth about food literacy.

“Food is a life skill,” said Suzanne Newman, a Nutritionist with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services. She added that being able to prepare a meal is important for both good health and good finances.

The program is offered in partnership with Public Health Services through Health Kids Community Challenge funding to promote healthy behaviours in children and youth. This past September, more than 650 HWCDSB intermediate students joined Chef Charlene Talwin in the kitchen at the St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centre for 8 hours of hands-on food preparation.

Commenting on the students’ enthusiastic reception to the program, Superintendent of Education Morris Hucal said, “When kids are engaged in their learning, they tend to feel better about themselves. I can’t underestimate the potential effect this program can have to support student mental wellness.”

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has received funding to extend the program to six new schools.

Watch the video to learn more about Project COOK.
St. Charles Culinary Arts Program Cooks for Hess Street School St. Charles Culinary Arts Program Cooks for Hess Street School

St. Charles Culinary Arts Program Cooks for Hess Street School

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, the St. Charles Culinary Arts staff and students cooked an amazing meal for Hess Street School. With support from the Hamilton Spectator, everyone at the school was treated to a scrumptious meal of turkey, stuffing, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy.

It was a wonderful holiday feast.

Click here for the full story: http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/hessstreet/2017/12/ ...
St. Charles Culinary Arts Teacher Shows Kids How to “Own the Kitchen” St. Charles Culinary Arts Teacher Shows Kids How to “Own the Kitchen”

St. Charles Culinary Arts Teacher Shows Kids How to “Own the Kitchen”

Project C.O.O.K. (Children On-Board Owning the Kitchen) is a fantastic new program supported by City of Hamilton Public Health Services and the HWCDSB. It has been created to teach students the importance of healthy choices, how to boost fruits and vegetables into their daily diet, and learn essential life skills. St. Charles Culinary Arts Teacher Charlene Talwin has dedicated her time to demonstrate and teach the grade 7 and 8 students how to “Own the Kitchen”

“It has been a real pleasure teaching the grade 7 and grade 8 students a variety of cooking techniques and healthy recipes”, she said, “They all seem to really love the hands-on experience!”


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St. Charles on CHCH TV News! Check Out the Video Online!

St. Charles on CHCH TV News! Check Out the Video Online!

CHCH TV came by to the St. Charles 150 East5th location to visit our PSW and Culinary Arts programs.

Didn't catch it? You can check it out online by clicking below.

http://www.chch.com/continue-your-educatio ...

Click here for our Culinary Arts program: http://www.stcharles.ca/adults/cheftrainin ...

Click here for our PSW program: http://www.stcharles.ca/adults/psw/