Local Employment Requirements
Completion of secondary school is usually required. Completion of a three-year cook's apprenticeship program, formal training abroad, or equivalent training and experience are required. In addition, all chefs require several years of work experience.
Trade certification is available but voluntary in P.E.I. To be eligible for trade certification as a cook new entrants require Grade 12, or equivalent, plus completion of a three-year apprenticeship program. Application for trade certification is also available to those who have worked in the trade for 4 years out of the last 10, and who have some high school, college or industry courses in cooking. Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available to qualified cooks and allows for interprovincial mobility.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Ensure quality of food and portion control. Prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances. Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities.
Maintain records of food costs, consumption, sales and inventory.
Oral communication, working with others, problem solving, decision making and job task planning and organizing.
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