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  • Culinary Arts

    Program Description

    Ready to slice, dice, sauté and bake? Students who attend the Culinary Arts program at LRATC will have the opportunity to create recipes, prepare meals for various functions, and go on a four-week work term in the food service industry.

    The program is a level 1 accredited Apprenticeship program with the Province of Manitoba which will expose students to all introductory aspects in the kitchen:

    • Menu Planning
    • Food Costing
    • Baking and Pastry
    • Vegetable, Fungi and Starches
    • Garde Manger (cold kitchen)
    • Beef, Poultry and Fish Fabrication
    • Stocks, Sauces and Soups
    • Basic Cooking Principles
    • Breakfast Cookery

    Students who attend the ten month Culinary Arts program will learn in a kitchen environment that mirrors the food service industry.  Upon graduation, students find employment at golf clubs, hospitals, hotels, resorts and fine dining restaurants. 

    Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills

    • High school students have completed Grade 10.
    • Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12.
    • Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.DSC_00981.jpg
    • Creative aptitude.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Enjoy working as part of a team.
    • Professional attitude and respect for kitchen cultures.


    LRATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete requirements of this eight-credit program while maintaining an overall average of 60%. Students must complete all required hours.

    Apprenticeship Opportunities

    The Culinary Arts program at LRATC is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba under the trade of Cook. To receive credit for Level 1 in-school Technical Training and a time credit of 1350 hours students must:

    • successfully complete the Culinary Arts program at ATC
    • maintain an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects
    • gain employment and register as an apprentice within two years of graduating.

    A student applying for apprenticeship may be eligible to receive time credit for previous work experience in the food industry. A time credit request must be made by the employer on behalf of the apprentice prior to registering the application with Apprenticeship Manitoba.

    Overview and fees

    Application Fee:

    $20 (nil for high school students)


    NO COST (high school students)
    $2,750 per semester, $5,500 full program

    Student Fee:

    $25 per semester

    Textbook Fee:

    $100 (refundable)

    Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits

    Additional Costs:

    $115 purchase of uniform.

    InternshipYes - 4 weeks
    Program Intakes
    September and February

    International Students

    The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.

    International Student Program

    International Student Tuition and Program Fees