Liaison College Services
Cook Basic Level 1
Our chef-instructors prepare students for positions such as sauté chef, pastry chef, catering chef, saucier and garde manager. Upon successful completion of the program and all of its requirements, our graduates are prepared for entry level positions into the culinary field.
The Cook Basic ( Culinary Arts Level 1) Diploma is a 300 hour (15 week) program that provides the foundation for culinary training, including in-class theory and hands-on training in classic culinary techniques. This program is a stand-alone diploma, and also a pre-requisite to all of the other diploma programs that we offer.
Our students receive job search information and assistance in finding fulfilling employment through Liaison College's exclusive Career Action Plan Services (CAPS). The results speak for themselves: check with any of our campuses and look at our placement rates.
Next Start date: April 18, 2022
- Pie dough
- Piping batters
- Quick breads and muffins
- Cream desserts
- Yeast dough
- Choux paste products
- Cake preparation
- Major cooking methods
- Vegetable cuts and flavouring agents
- Stock and soup cookery
- Sauce cookery
- Breakfast and short order cookery
- Vegetable and pasta and rice cookery
- Interpretation of terms
- Personal hygiene
- Food contamination
- Safe food handling
- Construction standards
- Maintenance standards
- Sanitation codes
- Health Protection and Promotion Act
- Food poison prevention
- Flour production and applications
- Types of shortening
- Sugar commodities
- Eggs in baking
- Dairy products
- Use of salts
- Leavening agents
- Chocolate and flavourings
- Hospitality / tourism perspectives and organizations
- Orientation, training and career planning
- Menu planning and basic marketing
- Table service
- Basic kitchen calculations
- Basic purchasing
- Kitchen organization, maintenance and security
- Kitchen tools – Identification, storage and handling
- Uniform standards
- Proper food storage and packaging
- Fire procedures
- Stock cookery
- Thickening agents
- Soup cookery
- Sauce Cookery
- Egg and breakfast cookery
- Short order cookery
- Vegetable, pasta and rice cookery
- Fish and shellfish cookery
- Meat entrees
- Rules of personal hygiene and sanitation
- Safety regulations
- Large kitchen equipment identification
- Stock, soup and sauce cookery
- Poultry, lamb, pork, beef, fish cookery
- Potato and vegetable cookery
- Salad preparation
- Dessert preparation
Restaurants & Organizations That Our Alumni Work In
Liaison College was founded on a simple idea: that great cooking and culinary arts education must be complete, practical, and rewarding, and give its graduates the best possible foundation for a career in the foodservice industry.
Our Commitment To You
We Strive For Culinary Excellence
By reaching your goals we active ours. As the regional centre for culinary training
excellence, we are committed to the success of every student.
We work closely with employers to ensure our students have the best opportunities available. Once graduated from Liaison College Hamilton you can have peace of mind knowing that at any time in your culinary journey you may return to find support and new opportunities waiting for you.
Free Tour & Information Session
Contact us to arrange a free tour and information session. Complete the contact form for the fastest response or call 905 308 9333. Our friendly admissions rep will be happy to answer all your question.
Application & Financial Assistance
Our application process is simple. After your information session is complete. Liaison College will assist in determining programs that you qualify for, find start dates, and aid in arranging financial assistance once accepted.
Learning Begins With A Passion!
We accommodate all learning disabilities and work with IEP so everyone with a passion for cooking has equal opportunities. If additional information is required regarding your individual needs please contact us.
How To Get In As An International Student?
International students are welcome from all corners of the globe. Once your international student application is submitted and reviewed, you will receive further instructions in obtaining your letter of acceptance.
Why Liaison College Hamilton
Liaison College is uncompromising dedicated to helping people improve their lives through high-quality education and training programs for careers in the field of culinary arts.
Meet some people who have made their dreams come true at Liaison College Hamilton
My time at Liaison College was fun, exciting, challenging, and creative. They provided me with the tools and fundamentals needed to succeed. I learned the practical part of cooking as well as theory. I was able to create some beautiful dishes as I learn about the industry. I was able to graduate with honors and start my own business, Jay Val’s Catering and Jerk Sauce Inc. Using what I was learning and created my own fusion style cooking and sauce making. I also got a scholarship for Hospitality Management to learn more about the industry and how to manage a business or hotel.
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.
My Liaison honours graduate diploma has provided me with the culinary skills and confidence to launch my business as a professional chef. The hands on technical training provided by experienced red seal chefs elevated my cooking techniques and gave me the educated knowledge allowing me to run a professional food business. The extensive theory course delved into every detailed aspect a food service provider requires to work in any professional culinary establishment.
Christine, who is the executive director and her team ensured a smooth learning pathway from the start. Orientation visits were given and from admission to day one in the kitchen I found the experience supportive and seamless. The students and the entire college provided a fun friendly environment showing tremendous pride which was clearly driven down from Christine to her team of chefs and administrative staff. Kaylee, who runs the admissions and front desk was a constant rock in our student lives, always providing support, knowledge and care.
My experience at Liaison College was a positive and memorable adventure! I owe such gratitude to the Liaison 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 Liaison College!
My experience at this college has not only help me to grow professionally, but also personally. One thing I admire about being enrolled in this college is that the Executive Director, Miss Christine Demko 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. When I came to Canada, I had no one except her, and the management always welcomes you with a smile and is prepared to listen and advise you which is great!
Miss Demko helped me to get my LMIA job and today I am on my work permit. Very soon I'll be applying for my residency as I want to continue living in Canada. The program comprises of the theory and practical, which will definitely help you to enter the gate of the working world. I would advise student to join this college because it can make them become the person they want to be with the knowledge that's being portrayed here.
Book a Campus Tour
Get started on the path to your dream career in the culinary world! You are welcome to visit our 6,000 sq. foot facility, and speak with our on-site counsellor. For more information give us a call at (905) 308-9333, or drop by and see what's cooking.