Red Seal in Quebec? Professional Chef & Cook Feedback Please

Joined Jul 31, 2011
So I've been working in Quebec for about 7 or 8 years and worked a bit in BC when I went out this passed winter. I have circumstantially become a professional cook and am interested in furthering my potential.

Options available to me here are applying at ITHQ (institut de tourisme et hotellerie du Quebec) and fulfilling a one-and-a-half year commitment (though that would require me to greatly improve my French writing skills) or attending an English school that receives about 1/4 the funding and has so-so reviews.

Recently brought to my attention is the idea of doing a Red Seal certificate. Briefing myself on the process tonight, I believe that it is only popularized in Western Canada and parts of the US. 

Residing in Quebec, would this require me to relocate to do the certification? (which I don't really mind; I was thinking west anyway)

Any feedback appreciated!

Joined Aug 11, 2011

There  are many avenues that yoou can take to acheive your Red Seal. I'm not that well versed as to what the structure is in Quebec. In B.C. I have had people on my staff; are in College programs that they only go to school during certain parts of their progress to a Red Seal. They work the rest of the time under papered chefs like myself.

The trade has made me a good living for 30 years. Good Luck
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