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Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

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Program Code: AC511
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: N/A
Program Length: 2 semesters

Program Overview

The Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry graduate certificate program offers you an opportunity to develop high-level skills in pastry arts. Using advanced techniques and sophisticated equipment, you will design and produce artisanal chocolates and confections, international desserts, frozen preparations, and multi-tiered special occasion cakes in Humber's state-of-the-art bake labs. You will research current trends and emerging technologies in chocolate and confectionery with a focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. Studies in entrepreneurship, and recipe and product development will culminate in the launch of a branded product.

This program is offered in a flexible learning environment allowing students to learn online, in-class or in a hybrid format. Practical classes take place in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Courses Learning Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Experiment with advanced chocolatier and confectionery techniques, applications, and ingredients to create innovative, specialty products

  2. Solve complex and/or unexpected design and production challenges by adapting established and emerging chocolatier and confectionery practices

  3. Manage the production and commercialization of an original chocolate or sugar product across varied retail units

  4. Create original confectionery products to target diversified markets, including artisan and mass production settings

  5. Adhere to all aspects of safety, standardized production, and regulatory food packaging and nutritional labelling

  6. Use specialized equipment and emerging technologies to create unique showpieces, and chocolate and sugar products

  7. Master advanced sugar and sculpting techniques to produce decorations that embellish other desserts and artistic showpieces

  8. Maintain ethical and sustainable sourcing and productions of quality products to support new and established global business partnerships

  9. Participate in chocolate tasting and sample production and evaluation

  10. Contribute to professional and public knowledge sharing related to food science, nutrition, and production


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

Take a 360 Degree Tour of the Baking Lab

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In June 2021, CHCH Morning Live visited the Humber culinary labs, watch the clip.

Thank You!

We are grateful to our corporate donors for their generous support of the Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry program.

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Your Career

Graduates may find employment opportunities in large-scale bakeries, hotels and resorts, bakery manufacturers, small-scale chocolate shops, and candy makers. Graduates may also choose to launch their own business or develop confectionary products for market. This program prepares students for work experiences both at home and abroad, with advanced knowledge of sustainability and ethical sourcing.

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