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Careers in baking and culinary can range from how to safely prepare food all the way to creating culinary, baking and confectionary masterpieces. You decide!

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Quick previews of our Baking & Pastry and Culinary programs.

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Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

Student rolling dough

Baker Apprenticeship

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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Butterfly made out of sugar

Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

Student rolling dough

Baker Apprenticeship

Group of several decorated cakes on table

Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Butterfly made out of sugar

Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

Student rolling dough

Baker Apprenticeship

Group of several decorated cakes on table

Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Credential: Diploma
Program Code: 14161
Length: 4 semesters

Program Description

Humber’s Baking and Pastry Arts Management diploma program, taught in our state-of-the-art baking and pastry labs, is designed to propel you into a career in the baking and pastry industry.

Learn how to make impressive confectionery creations such as:

  • chocolate sculptures
  • wedding and specialty cakes
  • tarts and pastries
  • plated desserts
  • artisan breads and breakfast pastries
  • petit fours
  • ice cream, gelato and sorbets
  • blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
  • large quantity production

Your Career

Our program will provide you with advanced baking and pastry training, as well as management skills required to operate a successful business. Our graduates also find employment as bakers and pastry chefs nationally and internationally in a variety of settings including:

  • fine dining restaurants
  • hotels
  • cruise ships
  • baking suppliers
  • boutique outlets
  • research and development

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Watch the video to find out why so many of our students love the Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program.

Baker Apprenticeship

Credential: Certificate of Achievement
Program Code: 06061
Length: 4 semesters

Program Description

Humber’s Baker Apprenticeship certificate program provides the fundamentals of costing, nutrition, baking, bread making, ingredients and practical applications, cake and cookie production, decoration and design, confectionary techniques, purchasing, and product management. Our program is a balance of theory and practical classes to set you up for a successful career. The apprenticeship component allows you to study and work at the same time – earn while you learn.

Your Career

The demand for passionate, well-trained pastry chefs around the world is constant, and with more than 7,000 restaurants reflecting a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, Toronto is the ideal place to launch your culinary and baking career.

The baking skills you’ll gain at Humber will put you in high demand. Potential job locations include hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the variety of establishments you can own. Food service is a constantly evolving industry that has never been more in the spotlight, and our baker apprenticeship program is your gateway.

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Watch the video to see how Humber students competed in the Nestle Professional Maggi & Minors Food Truck Challenge.

Cook Apprenticeship

Credential: Certificate of Achievement
Program Code: 06091
Length: 4 semesters

Program Description

Humber’s Cook Apprenticeship certificate program provides the fundamentals of menu planning, costing, butchery, garde manger and charcuterie, nutrition, baking, purchasing, and product management. We teach you about supervising kitchen staff in a balanced program of theory and practical classes to set you up for a successful career. The apprenticeship component allows you to study and work at the same time – earn while you learn.

Humber is home to the Ontario Cook Apprenticeship Training Centre, the largest training centre for cook apprentices in the province. The centre has been instrumental in the design of all of the province’s post-Red Seal cook apprentice curriculum. Humber’s apprenticeship curriculum is innovative while following the standards set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Your Career

The demand for passionate, well-trained chefs around the world is constant, and with more than 7,000 restaurants reflecting a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, Toronto is the ideal place to launch your culinary career.

The culinary skills you’ll gain at Humber will put you in high demand. Potential job locations include hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the variety of establishments you can own. Food service is a constantly evolving industry that has never been more in the spotlight, and our cook apprenticeship program is your gateway.

people cooking in kitchen

Watch the video to see the overview of the Cook Apprenticeship program.

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Cook Apprenticeship

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Culinary Management

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Culinary Skills

students making sausages

Cook Apprenticeship

student stirring contents of a pot on stove

Culinary Management

student using a spatula to scrap down bowl with produce in front of them

Culinary Skills

students making sausages

Cook Apprenticeship

student stirring contents of a pot on stove

Culinary Management

student using a spatula to scrap down bowl with produce in front of them

Culinary Skills

woman eating

Watch the video to see how Humber and the Faculty of Business hosted the Women Entering Non-Traditional Trades Conference.

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Watch the video to see culinary student compete in the 2019 Humber Iron Chef competition.

Culinary Management

Credential: Diploma
Program Code: 01911
Length: 4 semesters

Program Description

Humber’s Culinary Management diploma program teaches you the skills you need to excel as a chef in the culinary industry. Work in the world’s finest dining establishments, and take advantage of international study opportunities. Kick your career up a notch by competing in on-campus, national and international skill competitions.

This program will also prepare you to design, organize, implement, serve and execute your own dinner event in the “Chef's Table” course. Using a market-related themed menu, mise en place and à la carte cooking, students will showcase classical and contemporary techniques and skill.

Your Career

The demand for passionate, well-trained chefs around the world is constant, and with more than 7,000 restaurants reflecting a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, Toronto is the ideal place to launch your culinary career.

The creative culinary and management skills you’ll gain at Humber will put you in high demand in hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the potential to start your own business in the future.

Food service is a constantly evolving industry that has never been more in the spotlight, and culinary management at Humber is your gateway.

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Watch the video to learn the difference between the Culinary Skills and Culinary Management program.

Culinary Skills

Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Code: 14071
Length: 2 semesters

Program Description

From the business side of hospitality, to à la carte cuisine, Humber’s Culinary Skills certificate program prepares you for a career as a professional chef. Gain theoretical and practical skills while learning in cutting-edge labs and real-world settings with the latest kitchen technology and equipment.

Many graduates of this one-year program continue on for another year and complete the Culinary Management diploma program or enter our Cook Apprenticeship program.

Students also have the opportunity to experience preparing meals on the Humber Food Truck, Humber’s classroom on wheels.

Your Career

Launch your career as a chef in the $60 billion Canadian foodservice industry with our intense and dynamic program.

Trained chefs are always in demand in locations such as:

  • restaurants
  • golf clubs
  • hotels
  • trains and cruise ships
  • resorts and stadiums
  • within corporations worldwide

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Watch the video to find out more about the Culinary Skills program and our student chefs.

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A Humber education offers many key advantages for those wanting to launch a career in baking or culinary.

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Work-Integrated Learning

Humber baking & pastry and culinary programs offer unique work-integrated learning opportunities to prepare students for their future careers. Students apply what they’ve learned in professional, on-campus labs and facilities, in real world environment. Some programs include apprenticeship opportunities, while others complete an unpaid work placements in the GTA, or possible placements across Canada and Europe.

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Program Highlights

Culinary Students Take the Cake at Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition
In December, 32 students demonstrated their skills by competing for the title of Iron Chef in the annual Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition at Humber.
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Aman Rodher’s Food Truck - An International Student’s Pathway To Success
The story of Aman Rodher shows what we aim to achieve through strategic pillars and how it benefits our people, community, and country as a whole.
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Study Abroad Opportunities

Qualified students or eligible students may find these opportunities in some programs:

  • Eight week study abroad programs
  • Short duration experiential trips
  • Faculty led study abroad trips (two weeks)
  • Service learning trips to contribute to a global community

See program pages for specific study abroad opportunities and eligibility.