Culinary Arts Program

Office Hours

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.

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

Evening Hours

Mountain Campus (150 East 5th St.): Monday, 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.

SPECIAL NOTE: All St. Charles offices will be closed all day on December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018 for Christmas Break. We apologize for any inconvenience,
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 9:00 a.m. until 1:45 pm.

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

NEXT CLASS STARTS SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 (Must pre-register)


Other School to Work Options:

Culinary Arts:
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Specialized Language Training Program:

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 September 5, 2017 . 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.


Schedule and Locations

September 5, 2017 - June 29, 2018

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

32 weeks - in-class instruction
8 weeks - work placement in the hospitality sector.
Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 1:45 pm
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



$850.00 Material Fee which includes:

One complete Chef uniform
One complete set of Chef knives
Safety Certifications (WHIMIS, SmartServe, Food Handler's course, First Aid).
St. Charles Chef Program Offers Catering!

St. Charles Chef Program Offers Catering!

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

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

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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 Training programs.

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