Culinary Arts | Trades Programs | Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Ҵý District 42


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Culinary Arts

This partnership program between Vancouver Community College and Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Ҵý District 42 provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the culinary arts industry.

Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market. 






How to Apply

To apply to this program, visit

Your application package must include the following:

  • VCC Culinary application and waivers
  • SD 42 Partnership Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (briefly stating why you are interested in this program)
  • Recent transcript of your grades

Submit the complete package to your school’s career planning assistant, work experience teacher, or counselor.

The Program

This program covers such topics as preparing grills, roasts, sauces, seafood, soups and stocks. Students will also acquire skills in cooking and baking desserts and learn basic kitchen management including food costing.

Students who complete the program will receive a Certificate in Professional Cooking. The program will cover theory and related information along with hands-on cooking practice. This program is located at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary.

Program Content

The standard program consists of the following course content:

  • Vegetable and starch cooking
  • Meat and poultry cooking
  • Seafood preparation and techniques
  • Stocks, sauces and soups
  • Meat, poultry and seafood cutting
  • Vegetable and starches and egg cooking
  • Baking and desserts

The minimum grade for individual courses is 64 per cent. An overall GPA of 70 per cent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.

Students who successfully complete the program will have completed eight courses for 32 credits on the secondary school graduation transcript. They will also receive a Vancouver Community College certificate.

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.