Students learn all basic cooking fundamentals, baking skills and gain a practical knowledge of food safety and sanitation. They will also possess practical experience in a wide range of advanced cooking skills and techniques as well as basic knowledge of viticulture, and the art of matching wine and food. Graduates will be able to gain entry into wide variety of cooking, catering and other food and beverage positions.
This program will appeal to students who have a love of cooking. They must be good at multi-tasking and have the ability to work quickly, while still paying attention to detail. These positions are physically demanding and require you to stand for long hours.
NEW! Teaching Restaurant – Eatery 101 provides students with amazing real-world experience.
Several Certified Chef de Cuisine on staff.
All teachers are certified journeypersons.
Curriculum is modeled after the Ministry standards and guidelines for cook apprentice.
There are very good job opportunities for graduates of the Culinary Management program in a wide variety of establishments including restaurants, clubs, dining and convention centres, resorts, and institutions such as hospitals, long term care facilities and cafeterias. The typical entry level position is prep cook with the potential for advancement.
Apprenticeship may be available - please inquire with your local Ministry of Education and Training Apprenticeship Branch at (519) 973-1441.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.