COVID-19: Portage College implemented a policy that will require employees, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated by November 30. More Information

Turn your passion for food into a career!

You will learn top culinary skills from the best in the food service industry! All instructors are Red Seal Chefs, which is a universally recognized and highly prestigious certification.

Our hospitality programs are designed to ensure students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to immediately begin working in everything from restaurants and hotels to catering companies - even work camps. Instruction is divided between theory in the classroom and hands-on experience in a fully operational commercial kitchen.

Portage College will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and will make adjustments to program delivery depending on guidance from Alberta Health Services and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Pre-Employment Cooking

The Pre-Employment Cooking certificate program provides students with the knowledge, skills and professional attitude required to give them that extra edge needed to work in the exciting and dynamic food service industry.


Professional Cooking Certificate

The Professional Cooking Certificate is the first year of the Culinary Arts program.


Culinary Arts Diploma

The Culinary Arts Diploma provides students with all the specialized skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the exciting and fast-paced food service industry.


We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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