Culinary Experience Hub (DEV)

Serve it Up!


The Serve it Up! program is available to Grade 10 and 11 students across Nova Scotia where industry capacity exists.

This initiative is intended to offer students a meaningful and relevant educational opportunity to explore and experience careers in the culinary trades; provide paid “hands-on” work experience under the guidance of a Red Seal Cook; facilitate the transition for students between high school and post-secondary education and provide students with an introduction to careers in the culinary trades.


Youth Apprenticeship

As a youth apprentice, you can earn while you learn, get a head start in a career in the trades and complete high school, all at the same time. Plus, you get exposure to the trades through the direct supervision and mentoring of a certified journeyperson.

Networking & Recognition

Be part of the next generation of Cooks. Learn about upcoming Culinary events and recognition ceremonies.

Culinary Career Resources

Cooks prepare a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions, and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard trains, ships, and construction and logging camps.


Culinary Courses & Certifications

With emerit training, you will quickly become the go-to person to assist with food preparation, storage, and maintaining a safe working environment. Kitchen Helpers trained with emerit master the tools of the kitchen trade from basic cutlery to oven operations.

Quick Stats


Kitchen helpers and cooks of all tourism employment in the province 20.2 hours


Apprenticeship hours required to complete the Apprenticeship Training Program for the Cook trade 70 hours


Get Your Cook On

Battle with your fellow future Cooks to display your cooking and plating skills!



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