Learn from the best. Start your cooking career at Western Canada's largest culinary school. Acquire top techniques from award-winning chefs while gaining experience in authentic food-service settings.
in Vancouver †
Job openings predicted ‡
|Asian Culinary Arts Asian Culinary Arts||Certificate||1974||50 months||Feb, Sep|
|Culinary Arts (Cook) Apprentice Culinary Arts (Cook) Apprentice||Apprenticeship||50 weeks||Varies|
|Professional Cook 1 – ESL Professional Cook 1 – ESL||Certificate||6020||100 months||Sep|
|Professional Cook 1 – High School Professional Cook 1 – High School||Certificate||2960||280 weeks||Feb, Sep|
|Professional Cook 1 Plus Professional Cook 1 Plus||Certificate||4041||320 weeks||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Professional Cook 2 Professional Cook 2||Advanced Certificate||1738||160 weeks||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
VCC offers part-time courses in culinary cook challenges.
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VCC Culinary Arts Programs
Learn top culinary skills through a proven system of demonstration, hands-on practice, and group discussion. Daily work in on-campus food outlets offers a range of professional experience from casual to fine dining.
VCC’s innovative, learner-driven curriculum was custom designed by experienced, award-winning chefs. Alongside industry-leading culinary skills, programs emphasize teamwork, critical thinking, leadership, and communication.
VCC's culinary programs are designed to ensure students graduate with the skills and experience needed to immediately begin working in restaurants, hotels, catering companies, airlines, camps, institutions, and more.
Frequently asked questions
Chefs and cooks live to make delicious food. They’re creative, positive, adventurous, and energetic but also highly disciplined and detail-oriented. A good chef rises to the top in the kitchen thanks to good leadership skills, organizational ability, and a strong foundation in customer service.
- Browns Socialhouse
- Cactus Club Café
- Coast Hotels
- Culinary Team Canada
- Earls Kitchen + Bar
- Fairmont Hotels
- Hawksworth Restaurant
- JOEY Restaurants
- Nextjen Gluten-Free
- Pan Pacific Hotel
- The Vancouver Club
News and success stories
- Diner's Choice Award
JJ's Restaurant at VCC — 2023
- Culinary Apprentice of the Year Award
Ahn Tran — 2022
- Skills Nationals
Team Canada Selection — Cooking
Sean Leviste — 2022
- Best Professional Culinary School
25th Annual Golden Plates — 2022
- Best Culinary School
26th Annual Best of Vancouver — 2021
* All tuition amounts listed are subject to change without notice. Should tuition amounts increase, students are required to pay the increased rates. Additional fees may apply.
Tuition amounts listed are for domestic fee payers. Tuition for international students will vary.
† Source: Georgia Straight
‡ Source: B.C. 2025 Labour Market Outlook (cooks)