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Culinary Arts Training

A good Housekeeper is a wonderful thing. A good Housekeeper who is also a good cook is worth their weight in gold! 


Portico Inc. offers training in Culinary Arts. The training involves sending a seasoned Chef to your home to train your staff in areas that include but are not limited to the following:


  • Pantry and refrigerator management

  • Deep cleaning of refrigerators

  • Creating grocery lists based on your family needs that eliminate waste

  • How to prepare and safely store purchased grocery items

  • Avoiding cross contamination

  • Correct use of cutting boards

  • Teaching basic food preparation techniques that include baking, frying, sautéeing, poaching, steaming, roasting, and more

  • Safe use of oils

  • Teaching favourite family recipes

  • Instructing on safe and effective knife skills

  • Plating skills with a focus on the aesthetically pleasing

  • The differences between plated, family style, buffet service

  • Table setting

  • Table service

  • Beverage service

  • Choosing appropriate china, flatware, serving platters and pieces, and crystal

  • Correct post-meal clean up

  • Can include an outing to preferred fruit and vegetable, fish, and meat vendors and how to choose the freshest and tastiest items available

  • Specialized cooking techniques for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets

  • And more based on your family's requirements

Clients have the option to pick training areas from a menu skills or have a training program tailored to their specific needs. Cooking schools exist. In fact, they are a dime a dozen. Few will offer programs tailored to your family's specific needs. Portico Inc. can offer a bespoke training program that can elevate your Housekeeper to a Cook Housekeeper. There is a difference.

Training We Offer
  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Wardrobe Management

  • Culinary Arts


Often the difference between a good employee and an excellent employee is a simple matter of training.

If the employee has been with your family for a significant time frame and you like them, don't give up on them. Instead make the investment and offer them training so that they have the opportunity to rise to the standards you desire.

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