Skip to main content Skip to site utility navigation Skip to main site navigation Skip to site search Skip to footer
NSCC's response to COVID-19: view updates

Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC)

Reach the highest cooking level in the only Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) program offered in Atlantic Canada.

A close-up photo of a chef’s hands carefully placing a variety of bite-sized foods on a white plate using long silver tweezers.


In partnership with the Canadian Culinary Institute (CCI), this program is designed for established Red Seal chefs looking to fine tune their skills in the kitchen and deepen their restaurant management expertise.

Participants earn Chef de Cuisine certification (CCC) by successfully completing four online and in-person courses covering nutrition, human resource management, menu planning and more – and completing a final exam. One optional in-person supplementary skills course is also available.

Please note, individual courses are open to anyone interested in culinary professional development not looking to complete CCC.

CCC program requirements

  • Certification with a Red Seal
  • Prior acceptance and proof of registration with Canadian Culinary Institute. Apply to CCI

Program delivery


View our list of scheduled continuing education courses for current offerings. If the below courses are not found in this list, there are currently no scheduled offerings.

COOK 7012 - Human Resource Management for Food Service Industry

  • Learn how to manage and support a successful team
  • November 7-December 11, 2022

COOK 7013 - Nutrition for Food Service Industry

  • Learn about recipe modification, nutrition, menu planning and dietary considerations.
  • Start date: January 9, 2023

COOK 7010 - Cost Control for Food Service Industry

  • Build on your restaurant-management skills and learn about optimizing operations to ensure profits.
  • Start date: March 6, 2023

COOK 7011 - Menu Planning for Food Service Industry

  • Design and create menus to attract and keep returning customers.
  • Start date: April 24, 2023

COOK 7015 - Contemporary and Classic Culinary Techniques (Optional)

  • Explore culinary techniques for savory and dessert items in this hands-on course.
  • Start date: October 2, 2023

COOK 7014 - CCC Practical Exam

  • This three-part exam is completed for a panel of CCI judges. Successful completion of this exam determines CCC certification.
  • Start date: December 2023
Back to top