The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Professional Cook 1 program at Walnut Grove Secondary School. This program, in partnership with Vancouver Community College, offers Langley students the opportunity to participate in Level 1 certified ITA training.

Professional Cook 1 Brochure

Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become a Level 1 apprentice upon program completion.  (Program Details listed below the video)

Program Length and Dates

  • For Grade 12 students (some skilled Grade 11 students may be considered)
  • Runs fully school year – September to June
  • Monday – Thursdays from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM with work experience on Fridays (200 hours)

What do you learn?

  • Skills and knowledge required to succeed in a range of industries; including restaurants, hotels, institutional kitchens and catering operations.

What do you leave with upon successful completion of the program?

  • Credit for at least 8 high school courses (32 credits) in Profession Cook Training and work experience
  • Professional Cook 1 (PC1) industry certification
  • Level 1 technical training
  • ITA Professional Cook 1 certification
  • Practical work experience in the field
  • ITA Registration

What do you need to get into the program?

  • Good attitude and genuine interest in working in the culinary industry
  • Physical ability to safely use knives and other related kitchen tools

Entrance Requirements:

  • Fully proficient in the English language
  • Completion of Grade 11
  • FoodSafe certification
  • One of the following school courses:  Cafeteria or Cook Training, Foods and Nutrition 11/12 OR paid or volunteer food preparation work in a restaurant, catering business or professional kitchen