About the Program

The Culinary Arts program provides the skills, knowledge, and confidence essential to prepare students for a wide range of employment opportunities in food service. Semester One of the program introduces the basics of classic techniques: knifework, vocabulary, basic cooking methods and organization. Semester Two emphasizes finesse, both in the kitchen and as a member of a student team whose responsibilities include everything from menu creation to the actual cooking and service of quality food products. Culinary Arts students complete at least 100 hours of on-the-job work experience at quality food establishments throughout Victoria. Program graduates who maintain a B average in all of their Culinary studies at Spectrum and who successfully pass their Level I final examination (70% or above) will qualify for advanced standing in the
Camosun’s Culinary Arts Certificate Program.

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