Culinary Arts offers a variety of course and program options that allow students to explore the creative and technical side of culinary arts while they prepare for entry-level career opportunities or further post secondary education. If you enjoy working in a fast paced, professional environment and love to cook, ESQ Culinary Arts is for you!
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|Culinary Exploration (1 Course) |
Developed for students in grades 10, 11 or 12, this course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, and combines basic culinary theory with hands-on cooking.
|Culinary Head Start (3 Courses)|
If you would love to cook in a professional environment but don’t have enough space in your graduation program for the 5-course Culinary Arts Career Program, this cluster of courses is right for you! Culinary Head Start combines hands-on cooking with fundamental service skills valued by foodservice employers.
|Culinary Arts Career Program (5 Courses)
Are you serious about cooking as a professional? Would you like to further your culinary knowledge and skills at college? If the answer is “yes”, you need to enrol in our Culinary Arts Career Program!
Detailed course descriptions can be found in our course guide.
Check out Culinary Arts at ESQ in the news:
Cooking up a career at Esquimalt High : Victoria News (December 7, 2012)
Esquimalt High culinary arts program: CBC Radio One (January 20, 2014)
High school students get a head start on chef training. Story producer Kate Wiley meets a few participants at Esquimalt High’s new culinary arts program.