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Program Code: 01911 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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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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Earls Restaurant

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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."

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

Culinary Students Take the Cake at Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition

On April 26th 2022, 24 talented students demonstrated their skills by competing for the title of Iron Chef in the annual Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition at Humber. This year’s competitors represented the breadth of Humber’s program offerings, including Baking and Pastry Arts Management, Culinary Management and Culinary Skills.

Student Competitions

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

iron chef contestants

Watch the video to view the 2022 Iron Chef Culinary Competition.

Iron Chef 2019

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

Students cooking in Nestle Competition

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

CNE Food Building

Longo 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 Longo 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 Longo 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)

The program is recognized by the World Association of Chef's Societies (WACS) for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education and has been awarded international recognition from WACS. Qualified students have the opportunity to earn WACS Commis de Cuisine certification as part of the program.

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 dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Closed
January 2023 North Closed

Culinary Management: Turn a Passion for Cooking into a Career

Watch the video to learn about the Humber Culinary Management program and how it is geared to any person, or individual, that has a passion for cooking. Our world-renowned faculty will teach the rest.


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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 all listed course requirements.

    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

Michael Teune, program co-ordinator
michael.teune@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,770.26
  • international: $16,394.00

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.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Michael Teune, program co-ordinator
michael.teune@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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