After School Leaders – Culinary Arts

After School Leaders student

Are you a budding culinarian looking to take your food prep to the next level? Are you thinking about gaining skills to make you more employable? Join Red River College’s tuition-free Culinary Arts online program for teens!

This program will focus on introducing youth aged 14-19 to professional culinary arts through study and application of basic principles and fundamental techniques, including food safety, purchasing, menu planning and budgeting, and service.

The program will be delivered using Microsoft Teams in full group, small group and individual sessions.

Classes run from 4-6pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and sometimes additional days, with tasks of preparing mise en place and purchasing supplies expected to be done prior to online group classes.

Topics and Deliverables

You will learn basics of the Culinary Arts, covering topics such as:

  • Measurements
  • Knife skills
  • Food safety
  • Menu planning
  • Budgeting and shopping

By the end of this program, you will have:

  • WHMIS training
  • Food Handler’s exam
  • Basic introduction to culinary terminology and technique
  • Skills to follow recipes
  • Fluency in measurements
  • Basic knife skills

The final project will involve displaying an understanding of planning a menu and executing it, from writing the grocery list through completing the meal service.


Winnipeg-based author and RRC alumnus Chef Sharon Steward will work with you to get your culinary skill levels improved, while applying knowledge immediately to group projects, and taking time to explore career opportunities.

[The program] is awesome, the instructors are nice, and if you’re afraid of meeting new people, don’t be, because after a while you grow on each other, and you become just like a small community.

Jevon Thompson, After School Leaders Culinary Arts Student


Registration is now closed. If you signed up while seats were available, you will be contacted, otherwise you have been added to the waitlist.

Additional Youth Programming

RRC also offers summer camps for kids and teens. See the list of camps or sign up to be notified about upcoming camps.