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Contact the cooperative education teacher at your high school for information.

This program combines instruction in high school and at Mohawk College - Cathedral High School campus and provides a Cooperative Education placement in the food services industry. It is offered in Semester 2 and is open to students in their graduating year.

A Cook prepares complete meals or individual dishes and food items, plans menus, estimates food requirements and costs, monitors and orders supplies. This program provides an opportunity for students to begin “Level One” of their in-school apprenticeship training at the Mohawk College - High School campus and work as apprentices in a variety of high-end properties.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age and in your graduating year
  • Have at least 24 credits
  • Have a passion for working in culinary arts
  • Be in good academic standing, including completion of all compulsory courses required for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Have a working knowledge of mathematical concepts and principles
  • Be willing to travel to a Cooperative Education placement in food services
  • Be willing to attend School to learn the theory to continue your “Level One” apprenticeship training

Candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee which includes industry partners. A limited number of spaces are available.

Program Credits/Certification:

  • Earn 4 Cooperative Education credits towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Successfully introduced to “Level One” apprenticeship training for Cook at Mohawk College