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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 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 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

All Our High School Credit Programs

Teacher Taught: http://stcharles.ca/adults/teachertaught/
Self-Paced, In-Class: http://stcharles.ca/CR
Independent Learning: http://stcharles.ca/ILC
PLAR (Earn 17 credits in 6 weeks): http://stcharles.ca/PLAR
Co-op: http://stcharles.ca/COOP
International Languages: http://www.stcharles.ca/ILS
Night School: http://stcharles.ca/NS
Summer School: http://stcharles.ca/SS
Personal Support Worker: http://stcharles.ca/PSW
Culinary Arts Program: http://stcharles.ca/CHEF
Intro to Culinary Arts: http://stcharles.ca/adults/introculinary/

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
Passport or birth certificate
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

The schedule for the next 10 month program is:
September 3, 2019 - June 26, 2020

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 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 Teacher.

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/

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Countdown to Graduation: Leizel Friesen's Story

Countdown to Graduation: Leizel Friesen's Story

We will be featuring a few stories about our upcoming graduates over the next few days. our first is Culinary Arts student Leizel Friesen

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My name is Leizel Friesen. I have been wanting to work in the culinary field since a long time. The thrill of preparing and serving delicious food always appealed to me. The passion of working with food and creating artfully prepared meals pushed me into finding out options to find a perfect, cost effective program within Hamilton. It happened when I was speaking to a friend in a meat factory where I worked that I came to know about this Culinary Arts program which is part of the HWCDSB. That student had previously studied here at this school. The past year has been a very eventful year and has helped me improve myself tremendously through various in class and practical experiences at school.

Through the grapevine at school and when connecting with my class mates I also found a job in an retirement home as a full time employee. I know that many of my other class mates have also found work opportunities at various locations. This program is not only an amazing opportunity to improve your skills at the same time being fun and eventful through out the year. There is a fair balance between classroom and kitchen activities and the coop option takes the cherry on the cake as it helps to make connections with the Hospitality and Tourism business. The flexibility within the program helps face challenging times with family and home and work and help the students achieve their dreams in becoming successful in the Food and Beverage field which encompasses a wide variety of opportunities.

The school year will end a few weeks but I will always cherish the 10 months I spent at the Culinary Arts Program at St Charles Adult and Continuing Education.
St. Charles Culinary Arts serve wonderful Christmas lunch for Hess Street School

St. Charles Culinary Arts serve wonderful Christmas lunch for Hess Street School

On December 6, 2018, St. Charles Culinary Arts students prepared and served a delicious Christmas turkey Lunch to 360 students and staff of Hess Street School. There was also mashed potato, stuffing, sauteed corn and carrot niblets, gravy and cranberry sauce. Yum!

Everyone enjoyed the wonderful meal and many were able to enjoy a second helping. This was all thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Hamilton Spectator.
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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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/