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Program Code: 01911 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Winter 2022 delivery can be view on Current Student Resources
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Program Overview

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 and food service 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.

The Charcuterie and Advanced Garde Manger courses involve students using contemporary level food presentation, styling techniques and becoming proficient with various butchery processes on a wide range of proteins. The Emerging Trends course is unique among Ontario colleges, providing students with the opportunity to work alongside local guest chefs.

Half of your curriculum takes place as hands-on training in one of our nine Culinary or Baking and Pastry labs to ensure you gain all the required technical and employability skills for your future career.

Note: For students starting in September or January, there is a scheduled one semester break between second and third semester.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Provide advanced culinary planning, preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
  2. Apply basic and advanced food and bake science to food preparation to create a desired end product.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Apply business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to manage and promote a fiscally responsible operation.
  7. 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.

  8. Select and use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Contribute to the development of marketing strategies that promote the successful operation of a food service business.
  12. Contribute to the business management of a variety of food and beverage operations to foster an engaging work environment that reflects service excellence.


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Work Placement

Qualified students will complete work placements in the kitchen of a leading hotel, restaurant or golf course of their choice for seven unpaid weeks in the fourth semester (40 hours per week). Students are also able to apply for placements across Canada and internationally, which has jumpstarted many successful careers.

Our seven on-campus kitchen labs comprise the most modern facilities in the world. Among them are the award-winning culinary demonstration theatre and kitchen lab, induction cooking labs with high-tech exhaust and theatre-style seating and cooking demonstration area.

Take a 360 Degree Tour of Our New Culinary Lab

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Cactus Club Café

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Delmanor

Earls Restaurant

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Four Seasons

Granite Club

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Hilton - Toronto

Joey Restaurant

JW Marriott

Langdon Hall

Pinnacle


Placement Testimonial

Our Industry Partner, Woodbine Entertainment, is always happy to welcome student interns into their organization. Here's what they had to say about our students in their latest company newsletter:

"[The Culinary Management and Culinary Skills programs] have given us the ability to develop a talent pipeline and an opportunity to hire some amazing individuals.

The purpose of the internship is to provide the Culinary Arts students with an opportunity to work in an industry kitchen. The hands-on experience gives each student a greater insight into the day-to-day operation, the stress of real timelines, the importance of being punctual and a better idea of their future career."

Thank You!

We are grateful to our corporate donors for their generous support of the Culinary Management program.

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The Humber Experience

Student Competitions

Students will have the opportunity to participate in competitions such as Culinary Olympics, Iron Chef, and Nestle Food Truck Recipe Competition to showcase culinary expertise.

Iron Chef 2019

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

Students cooking in Nestle Competition

Watch the video to see culinary student compete in the 2019 Nestlé Young Culinary Talents Competition.

CNE Food Building

The Faculty of Business was at the 2018 CNE cooking up delicious snacks in the food building. Watch the video to find out more.

WENTT Video

Watch this video and see Humber and the Faculty of Business host the Women Entering Non-Traditional Trades Conference. 

BTV Culinary

Watch the video to see Culinary faculty and students on Breakfast Television.

Humber Learning Garden

Watch the video to find out more about the Faculty of Business' learning garden containing local and sustainable foods.

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

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester in Italy. This eight-week academic program offers our students a meaningful and challenging experience in culinary arts from an international perspective and is offered in partnership with APICIUS International School of Hospitality at the Florence University of Arts. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this Semester 4 optional program. The work placement will also be completed in this final semester.

Students may also be eligible to apply for our annual short duration experiential trips. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the Fall semester and are approximately two weeks in length. Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where they have a hands on experience in food culture and lifestyle of the Mediterranean. In addition, eligible students may apply to a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

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.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)

Humber has been approved by the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS) as a college delivering Quality Culinary Education programming that meets or exceeds the WACS standards of quality culinary education. This WACS approved program allows our culinary graduates to fast track to the prestigious Certification for the Commis de Cuisine. This global certification recognizes the skills and experience of graduates learning and working in culinary field and helps employers attract and retain trained employees. 

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply. 

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Related Programs

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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

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Program Availability

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January 2022 North Open
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Culinary Skills Management Program

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


Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts Lab Tours

Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts Lab Tours

Humber

Tue, November 23, 2021
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Join us for a one hour tour of Humber Faculty of Business state-of-the-art spaces, classrooms & labs.

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News Feed

Culinary Students and Staff Participate in the 4th “Annual” Chefs Harvest Party

Culinary Students and Staff Participate in the 4th “Annual” Chefs Harvest Party

Thu, November 11, 2021

Humber Culinary students and culinary staff along with over 20 top chefs from all over the GTA volunteered at the 4th "annual" Chefs Harvest Party.

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Hospitality Graduate Brings Entrepreneurial Expertise and Passion to the Wedding Industry During Turbulent Times

Hospitality Graduate Brings Entrepreneurial Expertise and Passion to the Wedding Industry During Turbulent Times

Thu, November 11, 2021

Lauren De Koster, Hospitality Management Graduate and entrepreneur/owner of Twelfth Night Events, had a 2020 calendar full of high-end events planned.

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Culinary Management Student Elisha Fernandes Takes Sustainability Course

Culinary Management Student Elisha Fernandes Takes Sustainability Course

Fri, October 01, 2021

Student Elisha Fernandes took a sustainability course during his fourth semester of Culinary Management and was amazed by his learnings.

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CEO of Operation Smile Inspires Students and Hires Grads!

CEO of Operation Smile Inspires Students and Hires Grads!

Wed, November 17, 2021

Mark Climie-Elliot, CEO & Chief Smile Officer of Operation Smile is no stranger to Humber Fundraising Management and the International Development postgrad programs.

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Grads Give Back Season 2: Episode 2 - Deidra Hunter

Grads Give Back Season 2: Episode 2 - Deidra Hunter

Wed, November 17, 2021

Deidra Hunter is an entrepreneur with the creativity and energy to get things done! You’ll want to listen to her insights on what really works to land that first job and how to carve your path.

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New Beginnings Graduation

New Beginnings Graduation

Wed, November 17, 2021

The New Beginnings program held their graduation on November 1st at their downtown location in Toronto.

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Program Events

Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts Lab Tours

Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Arts Lab Tours

Humber

Tue, November 23, 2021
North

Join us for a one hour tour of Humber Faculty of Business state-of-the-art spaces, classrooms & labs.

Read More

News Feed

Culinary Management Student Elisha Fernandes Takes Sustainability Course

Culinary Management Student Elisha Fernandes Takes Sustainability Course

Fri, October 01, 2021

Student Elisha Fernandes took a sustainability course during his fourth semester of Culinary Management and was amazed by his learnings.

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Culinary Management Student Wins Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship

Culinary Management Student Wins Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship

Mon, May 17, 2021

Congratulations to Culinary Management student Angelique Ricketts for winning the 2021 Toronto Garlic Festival BIPOC Culinary $1,000 Scholarship.

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The Work-Integrated Learning Centre Welcomes Chef Michael Lam

The Work-Integrated Learning Centre Welcomes Chef Michael Lam

Fri, April 02, 2021

Culinary and Baking Management students along with the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Centre co-hosted Ascari Restaurants Chef and Good Behaviour Ice Cream owner Michael Lam on March 4th

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Professional Industry Standards

This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical courses, which take place in a lab, have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies, which are mandatory for successful completion of the course.

It is mandatory to wear a Humber-issued chef uniform in practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniform has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. 

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i7-9750H= or higher
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8 GB of RAM 32 GB of RAM
Storage 256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam, Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Greg Howe, acting program coordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5914
greg.howe2@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,244.62
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$100 – safety shoes; $525 – knife and tool kit; $300 – textbooks, manuals (for two semesters).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Diploma 

Graduates of a two-year Culinary Management diploma with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 60 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the second diploma with the equivalent of three semesters of full-time study.  Succesful applicants must also possess:

  • Grade 12 C/U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C/U Biology

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

View Diploma 

Graduates of a two-year Culinary Management diploma with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 60 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the second diploma with the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study. 

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

BA in Culinary Arts

Graduates of Humber's Culinary Management Diploma program are eligible to enter Year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Culinary Arts at the Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland.  

To be eligible for consideration for entry, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 60% on graduation from the Humber program.  

IT Tralee offers Humber students a special package which includes tuition for two semesters, accommodation for the academic year, emergency medical insurance, and pick up at airport on first arrival.  For 2019 intake this package costs €10,650 but is subject to change from year-to-year.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, please contact: Cyril Gavaghan, cyril.gavaghan@ittralee.ie

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 4, Year 2 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Greg Howe, acting program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5914
greg.howe2@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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