Culinary Skills - Chef Training

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Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Certificate
Length of study: 
1 year
Study options: 
Campus location: 
College Drive

Start a career as a professional chef or cook in today’s growing culinary industry. Train under award-winning chefs de cuisine and experienced professors in our cutting-edge production kitchen. Learn valuable skills in food preparation, presentation and kitchen management in a real-world setting. 

Note: Graduates of this program are eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Culinary Management program.


Your Future Career

  • Chef de partie
  • First cook
  • Sous chef
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Line cook

What You Learn

  • Baking and pastry arts
  • Food and beverage management
  • Restaurant food production
  • Food preparation and culinary skills
  • Wines
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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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:

CUL 132 Introduction to Food Service (7 Wks)

CUL 160 Pastry Arts

CUL 182 Kitchen Operations

CUL 190 Restaurant Food Production


HRM 100 Wines

CUL 118Cost Control I

GENED General Education Elective - Online

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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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