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1195 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7Y8| Phone: 604-464-5793| Contact Us
Gleneagle Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Culinary Arts


​The Train in Trades Culinary Arts Program is taught by Chef Frank Abbinante and provides students the unique opportunity for secondary students to earn graduation credits and industry certification in “Culinary - Cook Level 1 Technical Training”.

This program provides a unique opportunity for secondary students to earn graduation credits and industry certification in Culinary – Professional Cook Level 1 Technical Training. It enables participating students to acquire the job-ready skills required to enter the industry, or to pursue further training in this area of specialization. There are many opportunities in the hospitality/tourism industry.

This core program is the first step to achieving entry level certification in preparation for beginning an apprenticeship in the culinary industry. It provides education and training in the fundamentals of food preparation including safety and sanitation, equipment operation, and basic food service skills.

Students who complete both the theory and practical components of the program will write the “Professional Cook 1” certification exam.

Students in this program will be enrolled in four (4) cook training courses in their second semester (usually in grade 12). Students will also participate in a minimum of 120 hours of work experience and/or apprenticeship at a local restaurant. This Culinary Arts program is a wonderful opportunity for students to really experience all the skills, training and excitement of the world of cooking!


Gleneagle Secondary School

1195 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam BC
V3B 7Y8
604-464-5793 604-937-8054
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We respectfully acknowledge that we live and learn on the unceded core traditional territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬtəməxʷ (Katzie), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) , and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nations.