Culinary Arts Program

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!
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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.