- Government-approved program
- Hands-on training in a working kitchen
- Teaching staff are working chefs as well as teachers
- Small classes, individual attention
- On the job training, job placement
- Fast track to Canadian residency
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Etoile Culinary Arts International Professional Cooking School
Etoile Culinary Arts International (ECAI) provides exceptional professional cooks’ training in all facets of kitchen and restaurant management to local and international students.
ECAI delivers the curriculum from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), culminating in graduation from the SIAST Cook Training Program, which fulfills the first year apprenticeship requirement. As well, ECAI provides training in advanced culinary arts and presentation, various international cuisines, fusion and personal style development, hospitality and restaurant management, and Red Seal exam preparation.
ECAI focuses on putting students in hands-on cooking situations in real restaurant settings, with part of the training taking place on the job at The Star Café & Grill. As well, students will participate in large-group catering, both on and off-site. This provides students with the opportunity to work with professional cooks in real-life situations so they can experience the demands, stress and immediacy of the job.
The one-year course comprises 35 weeks of classroom and practical instruction, with summer work experience available at the end of the course. A second year with more specialized in-depth training, where students can develop specialized areas of interest, is available. The school will help students get jobs after program completion.