Culinary Management

Culinary students in the kitchen

Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years
Study options: 
Campus location: 
College Drive

Start an exciting career that could take you across the globe. Work in a world-class resort or on a cruise ship, or go into business for yourself - the possibilities are limitless. You will be trained by highly skilled professors and chefs de cuisine, and will gain the culinary skills and management techniques necessary to make you highly sought-after in your field. Modern culinary skills and techniques will be practiced in a real-world setting including liquid nitrogen applications, buffet work, pastry arts and restaurant food production; you will even learn the elegant art of ice carving.


Your Future Career

  • Executive chef
  • Private chef
  • Catering chef
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Sous chef
  • Chef consultant

What You Learn

  • À la carte cooking
  • International cuisine
  • Wines
  • Menu design/Culinary display
  • Buffet/Quantity cooking
  • Facilities design and equipment selection
  • Baking and pastry arts
  • Restaurant food production


Study Abroad: Take part in an international exchange and spend one semester overseas!

Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U


Attire Requirements


The items to be purchased by the individual as well as the uniform and knife packages are required for the first day of classes.

It is strongly recommended that your uniform and knife packages be purchased before July 31 to avoid delays in shipping and to ensure you have the required items available your first day of classes.

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Canadian Hospitality Foundation and Ontario Hostelry Institute Scholarships

For information regarding these two scholarship opportunities, please visit the following links:

Canadian Hospitality Foundation

Ontario Hostelry Institute


Academic Upgrading Website



Semester One - Fall:

CUL 103 Fundamentals of Food Preparation

CUL 114 Applied Culinary Skills

CUL 116 Products Standards and Market Form

CUL 123Healthy Living, Healthy Eating

CUL 130 Baking for Cooks

CUL 150 Sanitation and Safety

CMM 125College Communication I


Semester Two - Winter:

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

CUL 118Cost Control I

CUL 132 Introduction to Food Service (7 wks)

CUL 160 Pastry Arts

CUL 182 Kitchen Operations + Food and Beverage

CUL 190 Restaurant Food Production (7 wks)

HRM 100 Wines



Semester Three - Fall:

CUL 215

Applied A La Carte Cooking

CUL 218Cost Control II

CUL 253 Contemporary Cuisine Theory

CUL 271Applied Computer Applications for the Hospitality Industry

CUL 290Cultural Culinary Lifestyle

HRM 222 Menu Design

HRM 225

Hospitality Marketing

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Four - Winter:

PSY 100Foundations of Psychology I

CUL 230 Buffet/Quantity Cooking

CUL 242 International Contemporary Cuisine (1 night/wk)

CUL 245 Garde Manger/Culinary Display



HRM 260 Facilities Design, Development and Equipment Selection

HRM 275 Human Relations/Supervisory Development


Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Summer Employment: 

Students are introduced to employers through their student success course and compete for paid summer employment.

Examples of prior placements include:

  • Fairmont Hotels
  • Windermere Hotel
  • Best Western Hotels
  • Holiday Inn
  • Deerhurst Resort
  • Marriott Canada/USA
  • Club Link Hotel
  • GB Catering
  • Landed Loon Catering
Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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