Cooking requires excellent organizational skills, and the ability
to be adaptable to quickly changing needs in a fast paced
environment. Cooks have to be extremely focused and attentive to
detail. Canada’s hospitality industry is experiencing rapid growth
and needs qualified workers who exhibit these characteristics.
Prospects for satisfying employment and career advancement in
the food service industry have never been better.
Upon completion of your cook apprenticeship you may seek
provincial certification and pursue employment in diverse settings
including restaurants, hotels, hospitals, clubs, central food
commissaries, correctional institutions, catering establishments,
private homes and educational institutions. Cooks can also be
found working in the transportation industry aboard ships, trains
or airplanes and at construction and isolated camps.
Potential jobs include:
- Chef de cuisine
- Chef de partie
- Research and development cook
- Food service administrators and coordinators
- Kitchen manager
- Banquet manager
- Sous chef