Apprenticeships

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by butt3r_chick3n, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. butt3r_chick3n

    butt3r_chick3n

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    Anyone know good schools in the Vancouver BC area that offer good apprenticeship programs, and how they work?

    Any info would be great. :)
     
  2. foodpump

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    Check out VCC, as far as I know, no private school offers apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are not for the faint-hearted, and most are for three years. If you move around from employer to employer during those three years, it isn't a good thing.

    Don't jump in head first, this isn't Europe. Check out the program, check out the employer, work at the employers as a p/t or d/w to get a feel for the place.
     
  3. butt3r_chick3n

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    Thanks for the info. :)

    The restaraunt that I currently work in does do apprenticeships from VCC, so I wouldn't need to change employment if I did do that. One of my co-workers is currently doing the program, and he says it's pretty good with a lot of hands on work.
     
  4. laprise

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    Hi,

    Vancouver has some great school, but if you want a great set up, get hire at the Banff Spring Hotel, and start school at Sait after that...

    Make sure that it i sin yuor contract at the hotel that you are entering school for apprentiship...

    It's a great set up, and 99% of the students I have seen come out of that school were very good...
    Good luck
     
  5. butt3r_chick3n

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    Thanks for the advice. :)
     
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    I'm headed to VCC this March for my first year’s apprenticeship training. Afterwards I'm going to be looking for a new employer in B.C, am even considering the camps. If any one has ever worked as a camp cook in BC/Alberta tell me what its like?