Food Preparation Assistant

This 12-credit certificate will prepare you with the skills for food service positions in restaurants, supper clubs, healthcare facilities, resorts, schools, and more! The Food Preparation Assistant program covers kitchen organization and operations, sanitation and quality control, basic food preparation and cooking skills, and quantity food measurement and monitoring. You will gain hands-on experience in Western’s food service lab featuring the latest commercial equipment.

Use the credits earned to continue on Western’s Culinary Management Pathway to further credentials and increased employment opportunities.

Program Name: 
Food Preparation Assistant
Program Number: 
61-317-2
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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  • Program is part of a stackable pathway at this college. Click icon for career pathways rep.
  • Program transfers from this college to other institutions.* Click icon for college transfer info.
  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
*It is strongly recommended you secure the agreement with the institution you intend to transfer to.