Red Seal Cook

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 Study smart with the PracticeQuizRed Seal Cook exam prep module! 

This module features 400 review questions designed to help you prepare for culinary exams like the Canadian Red Seal Chef test.
Our targeted multiple-choice questions were written exclusively for PracticeQuiz by culinary professionals. Each question includes a detailed explanation to help reinforce your comprehension of the material. 

 This module covers all areas of traditional culinary arts required to become a chef: 

  •  Safety and Sanitation – 32 questions
  •  Common Occupational Skills – 32 questions
  •  Produce – 28 questions
  •  Stocks and Soups – 36 questions
  •  Sauce – 32 questions
  •  Dairy and Egg Products Alternatives – 24 questions
  •  Pasta – 24 questions
  •  Grains, Seeds, Pulses, Nuts, and Soy- and Wheat-Based Proteins – 28 questions
  •  Meat, Poultry, Game, and Game Birds – 52 questions
  •  Fish and Shellfish – 44 questions
  •  Garde-manger – 36 questions
  •  Baked Goods and Desserts – 32 questions

PracticeQuiz’s intuitive UI provides three different practice modes:
  •  a Study Mode that helps you learn at your own pace with instant feedback
  •  a Test Mode that lets you time yourself and choose the topics you want to study
  •  a Review Mode to go over your answers and see what you missed is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the CCDA or any other organization.


There are 150 questions on the Red Seal Cook exam, divided across the following thirteen categories: Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety (13 questions), Common occupational skills (11 questions), Produce (12 questions), Stocks, broths, and soups (12 questions), Sauces (13 questions), Cheese, dairy, plant-based dairy alternatives, eggs and egg products (10 questions), Pastas, noodles, stuffed pastas and dumplings (10 questions), Grains, pulses, seeds, nuts and alternative proteins (11 questions), Meats, game, poultry, game birds and variety meats (16 questions), Fish and seafood (15 questions), Salads and sandwiches (9 questions), Specialty preparation (8 questions), and Sweet and savoury baked goods and desserts (10 questions).

Passing the Red Seal Cook exam grants the test taker the official Red Seal occupational title of “Cook,” which is approved by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship in Canada.

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