Cook Apprenticeship


Program Information

In cooperation with local food service operators, the college offers the in-school sessions for Cook Apprentice training at the Basic and Advanced levels as a Fast Track version. Apprentices are able to complete the apprenticeship program in one year, or three consecutive terms as a day-release for each of the three 15 week terms. This allows the apprentices to complete schooling as part-time students while continuing to work towards attaining their journeyman status.

Program curriculum reflects the demanding knowledge and skills required of a successful chef who must constantly adapt to all industry standards regardless of the enterprise.

Technology and mobile applications are integrated into business operations with emphasis on the development of marketing and promotional strategies.

Device Requirements

This program requires an iPad.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

This is an apprenticeship program.
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Applicants need a sponsor/employer and must register through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Applicants that are registered as an apprentice in a trade should receive a letter from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) inviting them to apply for schooling. All applications from that point will need their payment processed by the Registrar’s Office at Lambton College.

If you are a registered apprentice and have not received a letter regarding apprenticeship schooling then contact your local MTCU office.

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This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Employment Opportunities

Apprentices may be employed at restaurants, nursing homes, institutions and catering companies. There is also opportunity to also be self-employed and open your own business.

Program Information


Alastair Mackay
Program Coordinator
519-542-7751 ext 3451

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