Professional Cooking, Graduate Certificate | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
Graduate Certificate On Campus

Professional Cooking

12 months
20000 CAD/year
10000 CAD/year
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Professional Cooking is a one-year (35 week) certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. We’ll give you the kind of hands-on training you need to work as part of a culinary team.


About this Degree

Are you a high school graduate, looking for a new career or a lifelong learner? Do you love to cook? Do you thrive in high-energy environments? Then check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Professional Cooking program. Professional Cooking is Saskatchewan’s most recognized culinary training program and is quickly becoming a nationally and internationally recognized credential—it’s your fast track to a career.

Program participants gain fundamental skills in food preparation, cooking, time management, critical thinking and develop the confidence to advance their career in the world of food. Our graduates are working as cooks, kitchen managers, banquet chefs, sous chefs and chefs … in Saskatchewan, around the province, across Canada, on cruise ships, in vacation resorts and at upscale fishing lodges.

You’ll build knowledge and practical skills in:

  • basic cooking principles
  • baking
  • food presentation
  • kitchen management
  • meat, seafood and poultry preparation
  • quantity food production
  • short-order food production
  • safety, sanitation and WHMIS

Our Kitchen is Your Classroom

Approximately 70% of your “class” time is hands-on training in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchens. You’ll also get hands-on experience preparing foods for the campus cafeteria.

Programme Structure


  • Food Presentation and Garnish 
  • Vegetables, Starches and Pasta
  • Garde Manger
  • Stocks, Soups, and Sauces
  • Breakfast and Dairy
  • Bakery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


67 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 10
  • English Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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