Free Prep Cook Program Offered in Campbell River

Registration is now open for North Island College’s free Prep Cook certificate program, which will be offered in Campbell River for the first time starting in December.

The program will be taught by the college’s newest instructor, Chef Avi Sternberg, who has trained in some of Japan’s most demanding kitchens. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my experience and passion for food and the culinary profession with students and guide each individual to develop their passion, skills and knowledge into future careers,” Sternberg said.

The four-month program gives student the basic safety, knowledge and credentials to start a career in commercial kitchens, restaurants and resorts. Students will learn to prepare a wide range of staples such as soups, stocks, sauces, vegetable dishes, salads, sandwiches, cookies and quick breads. They will graduate with industry certifications in Occupational First Aid, Foodsafe, and WHMIS. On graduation, they will qualify to work as entry-level cooks and kitchen staff or keep learning in NIC’s Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) program.

For more information or to apply, visit or call 1-800-715-0914 or email