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Culinary Management

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Program Code: 01911 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at 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 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 meats. The Emerging Trends course is unique among Ontario colleges, providing students with the opportunity to work alongside local guest chefs.

In addition, students work alongside great culinary leaders, and they receive unmatched time spent with several industry chefs current in today’s restaurant scene and food industry.

Note: A fast-track program is implemented for the January start. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to August), resulting in a short summer break. The third semester begins in September, allowing students to complete the two-year program in just 16 months.

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.

The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Labs

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.

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.

This Program is Approved by WACS

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Thank You!

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

 

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Internship Partners

Antler

Cactus Club Café

Cake Loaf

Delmanor

Earls Restaurant

Royal York - Fairmont

Four Seasons

Granite Club

Hilton

Hilton - Toronto

Joey Restaurant

JW Marriott

Langdon Hall

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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."


Program Gallery

Humber is home to the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.

The Humber Experience

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.


Take a 360 Degree Tour of Our Culinary Lab

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.


Go Abroad

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.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Closed
January 2022 North Open

Culinary Skills Management Program

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

Current students can order extra uniform items by emailing grace.regala@humber.ca to arrange payment and curbside pick-up.


Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories

Virtual Assignment Helps Students Gain Critical Skills

Virtual Assignment Helps Students Gain Critical Skills

Mon, May 10, 2021

Second-year Recreation and Leisure Services students in Professor Sherri Branscombe's Special Event Management course planned and hosted two successful virtual events.

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Recreation and Leisure Services Students Collaborate with Professionals to Solve Industry Challenges

Recreation and Leisure Services Students Collaborate with Professionals to Solve Industry Challenges

Fri, May 07, 2021

Customer Service Excellence and Quality Management students from the Recreation and Leisure Services program collaborated with industry experts to tackle current recreation sector challenges.

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Tourism Management Grad Wins Baxter Student Ambassador Program

Tourism Management Grad Wins Baxter Student Ambassador Program

Fri, April 30, 2021

After a month-long competition, graduating Tourism - Travel Services Management student, Trisha Naha, was nominated as the 2021 Baxter Student Ambassador (BSA).

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Faculty of Business News

Faculty of Business Successful in Securing Funding for Students Completing Unpaid WIL Placements

Faculty of Business Successful in Securing Funding for Students Completing Unpaid WIL Placements

Mon, May 10, 2021

CEWIL Canada and the Canadian Government have partnered to create innovative work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students.

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Students Impress Clients in the ULatina Virtual Internship

Students Impress Clients in the ULatina Virtual Internship

Mon, May 10, 2021

Members of the Faculty of Business Work Integrated Learning Centre were invited to the final presentations being held by students partaking in the Universidad Latina De Costa Rica Virtual Internship.

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Students Reveal Social Media Strategy Presentations in Real-World Experience with ULatina Virtual Internship

Students Reveal Social Media Strategy Presentations in Real-World Experience with ULatina Virtual Internship

Mon, May 10, 2021

Work Integrated Learning Centre faculty were invited to view the final presentations being held by business students participating in the Universidad Latina De Costa Rica Virtual Internship.

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Program News

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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Culinary Management Grad Opens a New Take Out Spot

Culinary Management Grad Opens a New Take Out Spot

Fri, February 19, 2021

Culinary Management alumnus Raymond Costain recently opened a restaurant in south Etobicoke after years of the successful operation of his food truck.

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Business Chef Places First in Global Competition with Plant-Based Dish

Business Chef Places First in Global Competition with Plant-Based Dish

Mon, January 04, 2021

Culinary Professor and Chef, Shonah Chalmers was recently announced the winner for her vegan dish at the Walnuts@Work competition held live on December 29th, 2020.

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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, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 5914
greg.howe2@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • 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.

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.

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

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

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: www.glos.ac.uk/study/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: http://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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Greg Howe, 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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