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.
Students also have the opportunity to experience preparing meals in The Humber Room (our full-service fine dining restaurant) and on the Humber Food Truck, Humber’s “classroom on wheels”.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Watch the video to see culinary student compete in the 2019 Humber Iron Chef competition.
Watch the video to see culinary student compete in the 2019 Nestlé Young Culinary Talents Competition.
The Faculty of Business was at the 2018 CNE cooking up delicious snacks in the food building. Watch the video to find out more.
Watch this video and see Humber and the Faculty of Business host the Women Entering Non-Traditional Trades Conference.
Watch the video to see Culinary faculty and students on Breakfast Television.
Watch the video to find out more about the Faculty of Business' learning garden containing local and sustainable foods.
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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.
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.
World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)
Humber has 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 Commis de Cuisine 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.
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Watch the video to learn the difference between the Culinary Skills and Culinary Management program.
Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories
Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Raise Money to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
Mon, December 30, 2019
Final year Hospitality and Tourism Management students executed a fundraising event and raised over $2,300 for the Bahamas.
MPI Toronto's Holiday Gala
Fri, December 27, 2019
Event Management and Tourism Management students joined professor Harini De Silva at the MPI Toronto Chapter Holiday Gala.
Capstone Projects Allow Students to Apply Learning Outcomes
Tue, December 03, 2019
In late November, the Hospitality - Event Management students completed two events as part of their capstone project.
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Faculty of Business News
NKUHT Deans Attend International Education Week
Mon, December 02, 2019
For International Education Week 2019, the Faculty of Business welcomed two Deans from the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.
Students Connect with Employers at First Annual Fall Career Fair
Wed, November 27, 2019
The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre hosted a successful career fair on October 29th at Toronto Grand Convention Centre.
Metro Info Session and Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Event a Success
Fri, October 04, 2019
On Friday, September 27th, the Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre welcomed four industry professionals from Metro.
Humber Partners With GTAA for Future Immersive Learning Opportunities
Thu, October 03, 2019
On September 26th, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) hosted an Open House for work-integrated learning representatives.
The DBSA Organizes Another Successful TechWeek
Mon, September 30, 2019
A big shout-out to our DBSA team and our presenters for making this Fall’s TechWeek series a huge success!
Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan
Thu, May 09, 2019
This April, Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosted a Fireside Chat with Eileen Olexiuk.
Ms. Olexiuk was the first Global Affairs Canadian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. In a dangerous time in the region, she addressed issues with courage and conviction, including speaking out on torture and abuse taking place in Afghan prisons. 4th-year Paralegal Degree Student - Krystina Lau co-organised this event, that was attended by students and faculty from International Development, Liberal Arts and Community Development.
Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home
Thu, April 11, 2019
Ensuring good physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace is vitally important for all Canadians.
Through an interdisciplinary approach between the Business School and School of Health Sciences, Dr. Suzy Casimiro and her students were invited to visit, investigate and advance the physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) at Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home, Etobicoke.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director at Humber Valley Terrace, Marjorie Mossman, students identified the physical hazards and explored possible psychosocial hazards of workers within this healthcare setting. By also adopting sections of the new and – the first of its kind in the world, Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003-13), students explored the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related mental health concerns within healthcare settings.
As a result, students were able to make recommendations on how to improve the policies, procedures and offer health & wellness program options. Overall, recommendations focused on improving the physical and organizational environment to lessen risks of injury and illness; from integrated protection from work-related safety and health hazards to the promotion of injury and illness prevention and the introduction of wellness programs- all to advance both workers’ well-being and the organization.
Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet
Thu, April 11, 2019
On March 16th, 2019, World Wildlife Foundation conducted its first event of the year, "Living Planet@Campus: Designing Change for a Living Planet."
Over 80 students from over 15 colleges and universities around Ontario participated in the event, including students from The Business School.
The Humber team, formed through an application process led by the Office of Sustainability, consisted of four students representing different programs and faculties in Humber: Gayathri Menon, Fashion Management and Promotions GC, Arman Amin and Samantha Canon, Bachelors in Industrial Design, Ayushi Delvadia ,Bachelors of International Business.
The day-long event saw team work at its best as team Humber worked very hard on its idea and presentation. Collaborating with students from different fields helped participants gain an insight into what the issues faced by other industries are and forced students to think outside the box.
Despite the fact that the Humber team did not win first place, the team's idea inspired the Office of Sustainability to install an art piece made out of paper cups to spread awareness on the importance of carrying personal reusable mugs. The outcome was highly rewarding as students learned how an idea can transform and make a difference in the world today.
The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective
Mon, April 08, 2019
Meet Sagar Vankwani from the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Program.
Sagar had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan, which he describes as the best two weeks of his life:
"In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a study-abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan. It was a two-week program, and arguably, they were the best two weeks of my life. No exaggeration.
The program was a complete package in itself. Going there, I didn't have really high expectations, but I soon discovered many of the best things that come in life are unexpected. The Taiwanese students went out of their way to help us. The program itself was very well organized. We had Chinese language classes every morning accompanied by different vocational workshops and field trips to the most exotic places in Taiwan.
Apart from all this, the program taught me something that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I learned more about myself and my skills and abilities. I also learned some things about me that I was unaware of like my adaptability to ambiguous situations—something I could not learn in the classroom. Through making new friends from a variety of countries, I now understand the value of making lasting connections as a way to expand my personal network. The memories I made will last a lifetime. I even found a home in Taiwan—a loving mother that calls me her son. I am still in touch with her and all my new friends. I've promised them that I'll visit Taiwan again soon.
Out of all the advice that I can give to other students, I would just say: Close your eyes to any excuses. Pack your bags and just go! I would like to thank Humber’s Business School for selecting me to participate in this program. I feel honoured and grateful for the opportunity and the experience I had."
The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event
Tue, April 02, 2019
The Placement Centre hosted two informational networking events with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).
As a diversified global retailer, HBC’s internship programs have been designed to provide students with direct work experience in their fields. In addition, their career training programs are comprehensive and of great interest to new grads.
The event was hosted over two days, March 1st and 4th for third and fourth-year Fashion Management students. Both events were well attended and gave students the chance to connect with HBC representatives and learn about possible career and job opportunities within the company.
BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event
Tue, April 02, 2019
On March 5th, The Placement Centre hosted a BMO On-Campus Recruitment Event.
This was a two-part event featuring an information session conducted by the Regional Vice President and an interview session for successful student applicants. Interviews were granted to students who applied for Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Personal Banking Representative (PBR) positions. BMO selected 27 students for the first round of interviews.
The representatives, who were branch managers and HR representatives, were very impressed with our students. BMO made offers to 11 students, and three students were invited to a second interview. This event was a tremendous success with a strong turnout and many students securing positions.
Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour
Fri, March 29, 2019
The Business School students attended the TJX Canada Corporate Office tour on March 1st, 2019.
With an extensive range of career options, TJX Canada stands out as one of the most successful retailers in the world, and have opened up exciting opportunities for college and university co-op, internship and graduate students. Our students had the chance to learn about the company, experience the culture, and explore career paths.
The 60 students in attendance had the opportunity to enjoy a “speed chat” with professionals from various departments. The Placement Centre was delighted to facilitate such an informative and engaging networking occasion for students.
The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project
Mon, March 11, 2019
Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is spending the winter 2019 semester with the School teaching International Finance and Macroeconomics at the Lakeshore Campus.
Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is a full Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas (CISE) of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (Saltillo, Mexico). He is working closely with Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management) on a research project. The work analyzes the regional economic and social effects of tobacco and alcohol excise taxes in Mexico. The project involves a Master’s thesis in Regional Economics at Dr. Sisto’s home institution with Dr. Gendron acting as co-director of the thesis. The Master’s candidate, Carlos Milanes, holds a B.A. in pure mathematics and is a Cuban national. This internationalization initiative marks the beginning of a long-term, productive collaboration between The Business School and CISE.
Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output
Mon, March 11, 2019
Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron created and edited the content of the Value Added Tax (VAT) module of the Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF).
The Humber Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management created the module during his six-month appointment as Visiting Scholar in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF in 2017-18. The IMF and the World Bank have released publicly the first module (VAT) for discussion and comment. TPAF will provide a framework for systematic assessments of all major taxes, aimed to provide a solid analytical basis and practical guidance for the design of tax policy. It is a public good that can be used by providers of technical assistance, country officials, analysts, civil society organizations, the donor community, and academia. The official press release and a link to the interactive tool are available here.
Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner
Thu, March 07, 2019
Humber Business students and faculty along with Humber Research and our partner SEW- EURODRIVE Canada connected for the 131 Board of Trade Dinner.
RBC Resume Building Workshop
Wed, February 06, 2019
On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop.
On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop. The employers shared information on what RBC looks for in resumes and cover letters including dos and don’ts as well as what kinds of experiences are valued.
The RBC Representatives also discussed possible placement opportunities for students. At the end of the presentation, there was a networking session and students had their resumes reviewed by the representatives for feedback.
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