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Culinary Arts Program
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.


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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

February 1 - January 20, 2019 (July + Aug off for summer)

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.


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



$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 to order or for more information. You can also click the brochure below

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Related News

St. Charles Culinary Teacher Shows the Art of Food Prep at Mission Services St. Charles Culinary Teacher Shows the Art of Food Prep at Mission Services

St. Charles Culinary Teacher Shows the Art of Food Prep at Mission Services

St Charles and Mission Services have once again partnered to provide food demonstrations to the clients of Mission Services, once a month.

Chef Vijay Jos from the Culinary Arts Program at St Charles was at Mission Services at Wentworth St North to demonstrate healthy eating habits with emphasis on using the products the clients are able to get from the food bank.

Chef Vijay prepared Tuna Pasta Salad and Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad for the clients, emphasizing ways the same recipe can be used to prepare different dishes. The art of presentation and modification of recipes thrilled the clients and staff at Mission services. Everyone who tried the samples offered at the end of the demo were thrilled and were interested in more tips and advice about other dishes. As the winter months roll in, there will be more of these collaborative ventures offering soups, stews, and a variety of interesting meal options.

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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 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.

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