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Culinary Skills

Centennial College
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Toronto
English
Summer
14,503 CAD

Program description

Culinary Skills (1861)

Centennial College's Culinary Skills program is well-rounded and will take just one year to complete. This college certificate program will emphasize a culinary skills foundation while sourcing local Ontario food products and teaching the art of seasonal cooking.

From industry-leading chef faculty members, you'll learn to prepare exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavours. These dedicated instructors will provide you with the training and learning experiences that will ensure you master culinary fundamentals, ingredients, food preparation and all of the other skills required to enter this exciting industry. You'll also come to understand that a career in the culinary field is fueled by passion and rewarded through skill development.

Upon successful program completion, you'll obtain important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, which will increase your employability.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency

For more information about admission requirements, please visit our university website.


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Program content

Semester 1

  • College Communication 1
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Cook's Desserts
  • Theory of Food
  • Culinary Skills
  • General Education Elective
  • Introduction to Computers (Online)
  • Food Safety, Smart Serve, First Aid
  • Math for Hospitality

Semester 2

  • College Communication 2
  • Catering Culinary Operations
  • Cuisine and Culture
  • Kitchen Management I
  • Culinary Skills II
  • Restaurant Culinary Operations
  • Food and Tourism Elective
  • Principles of Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Control

Tuition fees

Canadian Student Tuition fee is $ 2,721.00 (2 Semesters)

International Student Tuition fee is $14,502.50 (2 Semesters)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.

  • Provide fundamental culinary preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
  • Apply basic food and bake science to food preparation to create the desired end product.
  • 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.
  • Ensure the safe operation of the kitchen and all aspects of food preparation to promote healthy work spaces and the responsible, efficient use of resources.
  • Support the development of menu options 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.
  • Apply fundamental business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to promote a fiscally responsible operation.
  • Apply basic 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.
  • Use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Continuing studies

After successfully completing this program, you may enter the third semester of the Culinary Management program.

Career opportunities

  • Baker
  • Cook
  • Caterer
  • Kitchen Manager

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About this institute

Centennial College

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high quality Canadian Education that is hands on and employment focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education and industry placements.  Centennial...


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Centennial College

755 Morningside Ave
M1K 5E9 Toronto, Ontario
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