Diploma or Red Seal?

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by kdm772, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. kdm772

    kdm772

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    I just graduated from high school and am looking at pursuing a career in the food industry. I have the opportunity to go to a technical institute for a two year diploma program in Professional Cooking. OR I can take a three year apprenticeship and finish as a journeyperson and write the Red Seal exam. The diploma program only counts for 788 hours towards a journeyman certificate so it would take a few years still after school to reach the 5400 hours needed. Which way is the better way to go? Diploma or journeyman certification?
     
  2. lankin85

    lankin85

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    I Can't speak to what you should do. However I have to make the same choice and I plan to do the red seal program.