Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Provide advanced culinary planning, preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
Apply basic and advanced food and bake science to food preparation to create a desired end product.
Contribute to and monitor adherence of others to the provision of a well-maintained kitchen environment and to the service of food and beverage products that are free from harmful bacteria or other contaminants, adhering to health, safety, sanitation and food handling regulations.
Ensure the safe operation of the kitchen and all aspects of food preparation to promote healthy work spaces, responsible kitchen management and efficient use of resources.
Create menus that reflect knowledge of nutrition and food ingredients, promote general health and well-being, respond to a range of nutritional needs and preferences and address modifications for special diets, food allergies and intolerances, as required.
Apply business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to manage and promote a fiscally responsible operation.
Apply knowledge of sustainability*, ethical and local food sourcing, and food security to food preparation and kitchen management, recognizing the potential impacts on food production, consumer choice and operations within the food service industry.
Select and use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
Perform effectively as a member of a food and beverage preparation and service team and contribute to the success of a food-service operation by applying self-management and interpersonal skills.
Develop strategies for continuous personal and professional learning to ensure currency with and responsiveness to emerging culinary techniques, regulations, and practices in the food service industry.
Contribute to the development of marketing strategies that promote the successful operation of a food service business.
Contribute to the business management of a variety of food and beverage operations to foster an engaging work environment that reflects service excellence.
Working professionals can enroll in this Apprenticeship program and learn new culinary skills, earn a credential and reach higher goals, like earning their Red Seal Certification. A total of $4,000 in government grants are available to each Apprentice. Employers are able to enroll current staff into the program and will be automatically enrolled to receive a $9,700 government grant per Apprentice.
The Faculty of Business has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects (labs, etc.), provide internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ our students upon graduation.
Humber is the home of the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.
Select your uniform for this program.
There are many ways for passionate aspiring chefs to enter the fast-paced culinary industry. The opportunity to become an apprentice and "earn while you learn" is one of them.
Recently, chef and culinary instructor Michael Teune sat down with Restaurants Canada to discuss apprenticeships in the culinary industry and the benefits for aspiring chefs, restaurant employees, employers and the culinary industry as a whole.
Humber and the Faculty of Business hosted the Women Entering Non-Traditional Trades Conference
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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.
Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF)
Upon successful completion of the basic and advanced programs, graduates have the necessary knowledge to take the national Red Seal for the Journeyman Cook exam. After one year post-Red Seal, an apprentice may challenge a practical exam for the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF) designation, Certified Working Chef. After four to five years, graduates may enroll in the Certified Chef de Cuisine program, also offered at Humber under the regulation of the CCF.
World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)
Humber’s culinary and pastry programs have been awarded international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education. This program is approved by WACS for Fast Track Certification for the Worldchefs Commis Chef Level.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
Watch the video to see the overview of the Cook Apprenticeship program.
Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories
Easton’s Group of Hotels Brings Project Kindness to Humber
Tue, June 02, 2020
There are more than a dozen students who have remained on North campus residence since the school closure - struggling to find living arrangements.
Faculty of Business Contributes $50k in Food Donations
Mon, June 01, 2020
Chefs John Placko, Joanne Hebert, Charlotte Langley, and Keith Hoare have been producing meals for distribution through a variety of food banks.
Tourism Management Student Wins Baxter Student Ambassador
Thu, May 07, 2020
Every year, colleges across Canada submit their candidates for the Baxter Student Ambassador, and Tourism student Anh Dang won this year.
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Faculty of Business News
A Message from the Faculty of Business Senior Dean about Racism
Thu, July 02, 2020
As educators, we have a responsibility to disrupt injustices, we are in a unique position to eliminate racism and bigotry within our school's culture.
Launch Me Competition Winners Announced
Wed, April 29, 2020
Congratulations to the winners who presented their final pitches on Zoom for a chance to win funding and resources to support their startups.
Finalists to Present Business Ideas Online for Launch Me Competition
Wed, April 01, 2020
The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas at a live pitch night.
Humber at Home
Wed, April 01, 2020
As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to each other.
Toastmasters Practice Public Speaking Skills Virtually
Tue, March 31, 2020
The Toastmaters Club, spearheaded by International Business Professor Alain Londes, held their weekly meeting on Zoom.
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