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Bake Labs

The new bake labs are fully accessible and AODA compliant. Students have access to:

  • a new 36 tray, dual mode, hybrid oven for real world experience in volume baking
  • specialty enhanced tools and equipment 
  • 2 stage Chocolate Enrobing machines
  • 100 qt dough mixer
  • blast freezers
  • televised chef's demos

Students have additional bake lab space and a student-run bakery and coffee shop that provides the opportunity to sell the baking students' class product to the Humber community. There will also be an area to showcase student work.

student stirring Chocolate

Bake lab

students in baking lab

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Culinary Labs

Culinary Demonstration Theatre & Lab

This lab was opened in 2007 and features a modern Ventmaster ceiling system with fans and ducts hidden behind a stainless steel ceiling where grease and bacteria can’t build up. This lab also features four plasma screen TV’s where demonstrations can be projected for easy viewing, television and satellite hook-up allowing for international broadcasting capabilities.

This lab has received some of North America’s most prestigious awards:

  • National Restaurant Association Show, Kitchen Innovation Award
  • Foodservice Consultants Society International, Product of the Year Award
  • North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Award
  • Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario Award

The culinary lab is:

  • Multifunctional—equipment can move in and out easily, so that the lab can be customized based on the needs of each class
  • International cuisine—new culinary lab features Tandoor ovens and industrial-sized woks for use in creating Indian and Asian cuisine

The lab features institutional-sized equipment (i.e. tilt fryer) for students to gain experience preparing food in bulk; which will also support banquet-quantity production for catering purposes.

New LEED-certified equipment will also improve energy usage of the current labs.

student plating in lab

student cooking in the lab

student cutting a carrot in the lab

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The Mandarin and Garland INDUCTION Cooking Labs

Using the latest in European technology, these kitchens have raised the bar in design standards and utilizing energy saving and environmentally friendly technology. Induction cooking, mobile multi-purpose equipment, ventilation ceiling systems, temperature controlled cold storage and wine cellars will all define the great kitchen of tomorrow. The specific characteristics of the induction cooking labs are as follows:

  • 90% energy efficiency due to microprocessor technology, high quality components and well-engineered construction
  • Rapid attainment of cooking temperatures
  • Cooking points require no pre-heating
  • Rapid response to changes in power setting
  • No power wastage after pans are removed from the cooking point
  • Up to 80% energy savings compared to conventional technologies

Butchery and Charcuterie Kitchens

Students will have the unique opportunity to practice the fundamentals of deboning, filleting and meat preparations using smoker ovens, charcuterie blenders and butchery equipment.

Small Quantity Multi-Purpose Kitchens

These multi-purpose labs with movable equipment function to deliver a variety of courses, including: Asian Cuisine, Nutrition, International Cuisines, Seafood and Contemporary Plate Presentation.

Cold & Hot Food Kitchens of the Humber Room Restaurant

In this lab students are exposed to the real life fast paced environment of a working restaurant kitchen. Students rotate through every work station in the kitchen, from hot food to cold food preparation, and from appetizers to desserts.

Wine and Mixology Lab

Wine tasting and demonstrations take place in a luxurious theatre where students are introduced to wines of the world and the intricacies of food and wine pairing. The lab is equipped with its own wine cellar/cooler, a demonstration induction cooking unit, glassware racks, storage and washing equipment and full audio visual and satellite broadcast capabilities. In the mixology lab, students learn the theory and practical skills of a wide range of beverages and mixology including creating mixed drinks, understanding beers, spirits and wines.

Key Features

  • State of-the-art theatre style design to host both wine and mixology courses
  • Flexibility in design supports 48 seats for wine, and 24 seats for mixology classes
  • Mixology work stations with compact individualized storage units for ingredients, condiments and barware
  • LED lights at work stations to provide perfect conditions for visual assessment of wine colour
  • Flexibility to draw in natural light into the lab space
  • Convection cook-tops, ovens and equipment to facilitate in-lab food and wine demonstration
  • Two projection screens with audio-visual capabilities
  • In-lab glass washing and ISO wine tasting glass storage area
  • Enomatic system that dispenses wine directly from the bottle; keeps flavors and characteristics of the wine intact for more than three weeks after being opened
  • Wine coolers and fridges to hold inventory for delivery of curriculum
  • Wine library comprising collection of DVDs, sensory kits, books, magazines for curriculum delivery
  • Whiteboards with erasable markers
  • Easy to operate retractable walls to showcase for culinary and beverage labs

Explore the Wine & Mixology Lab

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