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Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program Poster

London Training Centre is pleased to announce our Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program beginning April 6, 2020.

This program fully funded by The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (no cost to students) is and an ideal opportunity for a person currently working in the industry or someone seeking to launch a culinary career with the foundational skills you need to be successful.

This interactive course will offer selected participants the opportunity to experience and gain fundamental and relevant skills and knowledge for a career in the hospitality industry.

Every year we receive a high volume of applications for this outstanding culinary education program so if you are interested, we encourage you to read the information about the program below and follow up with us.

Deadline for application is Monday March 23rd, 2020.

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalency and be available to attend the program fulltime April to September 2020.

Ideal Applicant
The ideal applicant will have an engaged and active interest in a culinary career and a desire to become an apprentice in the trade. Previous food sector work experience and/or foods courses would be an asset. Note: with only 12 participants this is a competitive process.

Application and Intake Process
Student applicants must submit a letter and expression of interest in the program, and a current resume by March 23rd, 2020 to:
Steve James

About the Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Over the past eight years London Training Centre has developed a successful teaching model that integrates basic cooking techniques and knowledge with a broader, sustainable use of regional, seasonal products. The program will venture beyond the classic style of cuisine and explore a more intrinsic approach to the cooking. Along with the combined theoretical and corresponding hands on practical experience, the students will engage in open discussions with local food artisans, chefs and likeminded professionals to further enhance their experience.

The course will explore in detail, safe knife skills, kitchen sanitation and safety, fundamental cooking principles, menu design, pastry baking and bread making practices, nose to tail butchery, identification and use of seasonal produce, stock and sauce making. The theoretical classroom learning will be pertinent to the tactile practical applications in the kitchen environment. Limited enrollment and small class size (only 12 students) will offer a greater opportunity for an exclusive student learning experience.

The ultimate goal of this unique student focused, pre apprenticeship program is to offer a broad spectrum of learning opportunities so the participating students can start to develop a strong philosophy, ethic and direction towards food and a successful career in the culinary arts.

This six-month program will be an excellent bridge for participants exploring the idea of a possible career in cooking.

Program Information

Program Manager and Key Instructor Steve James will be pleased to provide additional information and would welcome the opportunity to meet to explain the unique aspects of this student focused program.

Steve James – Tel: 519 685-4331 ext. 226 

Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program Information Sessions

For people interested but wanting more information we are pleased to provide interactive information sessions where you can:

  • Ask questions and learn more about the program
  • Meet and interact with the Chef Instructors
  • View our training facilities and commercial kitchen

Each session (approximately 1 hour) will offer an introduction into the program using videos of the previous classes as well as discussing the expectations of the program.

Thursday January 30th 10:00 AM
Tuesday February 4th 10:00 AM
Thursday February 27th 2:00 PM
Tuesday March 3rd 6 PM

London Training Centre
317 Adelaide St. S. (Adelaide & Commissioners)
Unit 110, London Ontario

Please RSVP for specific sessions to Chandany Chen