Open More Doors with your Red Seal
The Red Seal is the interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade. When you have an Interprovincial Red Seal. you can work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. It gives you a competitive edge and flexibility in the market.
The Culinary Arts program is an excellent way to work on your Red Seal as a cook. In the program, you’ll earn 1,710 hours and write two block exams—putting you well on your way to certification. After you graduate and are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice and get credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College. Then you can complete the journey and take the interprovincial exam.
After graduating from the Culinary Arts program, you’ll be ready to work in:
- Catering companies
- Related areas of food service industry
NOC stands for National Occupational Classification. It’s a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs based on the type of work a person does. In the Culinary Arts Program, you will learn the skills described in NOC 6321. You can look for job opportunities by searching for openings within your NOC.
- Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.
Note: Applicants must have the ability to perform physically challenging tasks
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
If you have any questions concerning the Culinary Arts program, contact:
This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.