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Professional Programs

Cook Basic Level 1

Our graduates are prepared for entry level positions into the culinary field once they successfully complete Cook Basic Level 1 program and all of its requirements. Our chef-instructors prepare students for positions such as grade manager, saucier, catering chef, sauté chef & pastry chef.

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Our baking certification program offers a comprehensive exploration of the art and science of baking. Throughout this immersive course, participants will delve into various aspects of baking, from mastering basic French-style dough to creating intricate pastries and breads.

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This program is the combination of Cook Basic Level 1 (Culinary Arts Level 1) and Cook Advanced Level 2 (Culinary Arts Level 2) programs. Additionally, you will get trained for 600 hours in Front of House (FOH), event planning and post-Covid industry specific Experience.

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Chef De Cuisine

Our Chef De Cuisine Diploma offers an integrated program that combines the Cook Basic Level 1 (Culinary Arts Level 1) and Cook Advanced Level 2 (Culinary Arts Level 2) programs, providing a seamless 600-hour (50 week) experience with a sharp emphasis on quality, creativity, and presentation.

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Plant-Based Appetizers

In the masterclass of five hours immersive course that catapults you into the world of fine dining catering with flavourful fresh recipes that coincide with a variety of dietary restrictions. Never limit flavour again and refresh your plate with nutritious hand held (&chopstick) recipes that are sure to delight!

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Why Study with Us

Flexible AM or
PM Schedules

Chef Owned
& Operated

Low Student to Chef-Instructor Ratio

Low Student to Chef-Instructor Ratio

Through our Professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts diploma programs, students will learn, practice and master the techniques needed to work at any establishment or to discover other food-inspired positions that go beyond the kitchen doors. With small class sizes, personalized instruction and applied training in our eight professional kitchens, PICAchef graduates achieve a well-rounded education with all the right ingredients for a delicious career.


  1. Intense Hands-on Training
  2. In-class + Online Learning Modules
  3. Small Class Sizes with Personalized Attention
  4. Well-Rounded Curriculum: Classical Techniques with Modern Trends
  5. Chef-Owned & Operated
  6. Eight Professional Industry Kitchens with State of the Art Equipment
  7. An Internationally Trained & Experienced Faculty
  8. Career Guidance & Preparation
  9. Extensive Industry Contacts & Networking Opportunities
  10. Centrally Located and situated by Vancouver’s World-Famous Granville Island Food Market

Alumni Testimonials

Jennifer J.

A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
My experience at this college has not only help me to grow professionally, but also personally. One thing I admire Abou being enrolled in this college is that the Executive Director, Miss Christine Demo played the role in making me the person who I am today and I am grateful and will always be. She played the role just as a mom who was there and still is there to support, advise, and motivates me. She taught me the things that would help me in my work and in personal life.

Matt B.

A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
My name is Matt Brazeau and I had the amazing opportunity to take the Specialist Chef course at Affirm College. The first thing you will notice is how much the staff care about you and make you feel like everyone is family. I had the opportunity to learn from some amazing chefs and was challenged on a daily basis which allowed me to hone my craft. I had a fantastic experience and am now proud to say that I am a Chef! Thanks for everything!

Jason H

A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
I am now proud to say that I am a Sous Chef at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club. If I had not been my training experience at Liaison College and them helping me to feed my passion, I would not be where I am today. I would like to personally thank the Director of Liaison College in Hamilton and Oakville area, Mrs. Christine Demko and her team for making a difference in my life. God bless you.


A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
My experience at Affirm College was a positive and memorable adventure! I owe such gratitude to the Affirm College which has allowed me to grow as a chef and provide me opportunities to utilize the commercial school kitchen for my business as an alumni graduate. Thank you Affirm College!

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