The College of New Caledonia campus in Quesnel. Photo submitted

CNC Quesnel offering Camp Cook and Catering program, starting next week

Register now for nine-week program, which runs May 13 to July 17 at the College of New Caledonia

The College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) Quesnel campus has received funding through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement to host a Camp Cook and Catering program from May 13 to July 17.

The Camp Cook and Catering program prepares students aged 18 to 24 for work in a camp or kitchen setting, while also teaching valuable employment readiness and career knowledge skills.

“Skills training can open doors and create pathways for people to thrive,” Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, said in a press release from CNC. “The Camp Cook and Catering program in Quesnel will equip learners with skills that prepare them for employment. Our government is working hard to lift as we climb so everyone benefits from a strong economy. The future needs more skilled workers; I am proud of all the students who are helping to build the best B.C.”

The nine-week program walks students through both the theory and hands-on experience required to work as an entry-level camp cook.

Students receive a working knowledge of station setup, preparing food, cooking, clean up, stocking, and maintaining industry practices. The program also provides knowledge about important camp procedures such as scheduling, ordering customer services, and emergency procedures, as well as training for Food Safe Level 1 certification.

The program also focuses on developing career readiness skills, such as writing resumés and cover letters and interview and job search skills, as well as earning their Super Host certificate. Following completion of the program, students are placed in a one-week practicum to gain firsthand experience working in the field.

“The nine-week program focuses on preparing young adults with employment-ready skills and supporting them to succeed in finding and maintaining employment in a variety of entry-level cooking opportunities,” said CNC Quesnel Regional Principal Tim Lofstrom. “Students will be supported through a program-coach model to help ensure that participants’ challenges are met as they are first encountered and students complete the program successfully.”

For more information about the Camp Cook and Catering program at CNC’s Quesnel campus, visit or contact Gayle Campbell at 250-991-7500 ext. 7633 to apply.

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