Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

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 B​​enef​​its

  • 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 E​​ligibil​​ity

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:

All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program locations each day.
  • Students will need their own non-slip shoes and black pants​

Progra​m D​ates

  • 6 week program during semester 2, April - May, 2023. Celebration date TBA
    • Specific times depend on a rotation amongst different locations, see below

Program Delivery​​ an​d 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 5 day (one week) rotation, with the exception of paid service weekend at Teatro, which is a three day weekend rotation

  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. Review program choice with School Off-Campus Coordinator/Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling​
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    4. Download and fill in the Exploratory Application Form Package.
    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 to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Monday, November 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM. An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

    Applications are now closed.​

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application D​eadline:

    Application deadline for Winter (Semester 2) courses is November 20, 2023

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