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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Culinary Arts - Teatro

Exploratory - Culinary Arts - Teatro


Do you have a passion for cooking with an interest in pursuing a career as a chef? In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and the Teatro Group, students can participate in a program to explore a career in professional cooking. Chef Matthew Batey and the chefs of Teatro Group provide culinary education and hands on experience for a small group of students that are interested in pursuing a career in the culinary industry. Training takes place at various Teatro Group locations by Red Seal chefs.

Students will gain:

  • Hands on skills in a variety of areas:
    • Baking and pastry
    • Production/batch cooking
    • Breakfast cookery and donuts
    • Hot side
    • Butchery
    • Garde Manger
  • Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Industry Engagement​

Program Benefits

  • Skills, Training and Transition to Work:
  • Training by qualified Red Seal Chefs in various settings
  • Connection to potential work placements, including the possibility of employment with Teatro Group upon program completion
  • Credits:
    • Students will earn up to 5 Work Experience credits, dependent on attendance​
  • Up to 5 Work Experience C​redits

Student Eligibility

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
  • Are minimum 16 years of age
  • Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is an industry setting
  • Able to commit to the duration of the program and attend all location times
  • Have completed the following Prerequisite courses:

Eligible student applications will be forwarded to Teatro group to interview for available positions.

​Progra​m D​ates

  • 6 week program during Semester 2, typically in April and May with celebration evening at the end.​

Program Delivery​​ and Location

  • In-person at various Teatro Group locations, including:
    • Alforno (Baking & Pastry) – Mon – Fri, 7-11 AM
    • E.A.T. (Production/Batch Cooking) – Mon – Fri, 7-11 AM
    • Vendome & Holy Cow (Breakfast Cookery & Donuts) - Mon – Fri, 7-11 AM
    • Cucina (Hot Side) - Mon – Fri, 7-11 AM
    • Teatro Ristorante (Butchery) – Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 12 PM
    • Teatro Ristorante (paid service weekend) – Fri, Sat, Sun, 4 – 11 PM
  • Students will attend each location for a five-day (one week) rotation, with the exception of paid service weekend at Teatro, which is a three-day weekend rotation.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program locations each day.​

  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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