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Culinary Management

Fanshawe College
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Blended learning
London (Ontario, Canada)
May 2021

Program description

Culinary Management

We believe that every chef deserves a quality education that provides a diverse set of skills that will open the doors to endless career opportunities. At Fanshawe’s culinary school, we’ll prepare you with everything you need to be successful in the industry – if your goal is to work in the finest restaurant kitchens, own a food truck or start a catering business, Fanshawe will deliver the training you need!

Courses taught in the Culinary Management diploma program include the fundamentals of food production, a wide variety of cooking styles and so much more. You'll learn about dining culture, the theory and history of mixing drinks as well as the history of wine and how to pair it with food. You’ll even learn the ins and outs of kitchen management, fine dining and hosting as part of your training.

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
  • University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)


Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics* (C), (U) or (M)


Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Food Preparation 1
  • Food Safe, Smart Serve & First Aid
  • Bake Practical 1
  • Bake Theory
  • Career Preparation
  • Reason & Writing 1-Tourism/Hospitality
  • Math for Hospitality
  • Restaurant Production 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Food Preparation 2
  • Garde Manger
  • Purchasing & Menu Planning
  • Comm for Tourism & Hospitality
  • Basic Culinary Knowledge
  • Nutrition-Intro
  • Cultural Anthropology

Level 3 - Externship

Take the following Mandatory Course:

  • Externship 1

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Food Facility Design
  • Numbers for Hospitality
  • Food & Wine Dynamics
  • Artisanal Cuisine

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Management Techniques
  • The Main Event
  • Culinary Knowledge-Adv
  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Chef's Table
  • Beers, Spirits History & Culture

Add'l Requirement

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses -

  • Cafe Production 2
  • Restaurant Production 2

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,843.64 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 9,322.86 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  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 wellmaintainedkitchen environment and to the service of food and beverageproducts 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.

Continuing studies

Graduates of the program are eligible to continue their studies in one of the following diplomas:

  • Baking and Pastry Arts Management
  • Nutrition and Food Service Management

Graduates of this program are also eligible to apply to the Artisanal Culinary Arts Graduate program.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment as cooks at various levels in a wide variety of food service environments. The training provided may also lead to the possibility of self employment in the Hospitality Industry and/or Chef/Food Service Manager.

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Fanshawe’s School of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts is located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. This means our students are close to both industry and community partners offering plenty of real-world, hands-on learning opportunities. With 15+ programs to choose from, cutting-edge lab spaces and The Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College student-run restaurant and café, our facility is a game-changer in tourism, hospitality and culinary education.

About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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