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Program overview
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
English
Start dates
Barrie
17,307.67 CAD
05 September 2022

Barrie
17,307.67 CAD
09 January 2023

Barrie
17,307.67 CAD
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

Culinary Skills

Feed your dreams! Students learn how to work in professional kitchens regionally, nationally, and internationally. Students develop fundamental food knowledge, and food preparation and presentation skills that will prepare them for lifelong career success with strong industry connections. Students practice professionalism, culinary and management skills, safety and sanitation, nutrition, product knowledge, and identification while applying their skills in a hands-on learning environment. Through this program, students complete the in-school portion of the cook apprenticeship program of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission.

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


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Program content

Semester 1

  • Basic Cooking Techniques
  • Basic Foodservice Cooking
  • Basic Baking and Pastry Skills
  • Basic Kitchen Management and the Professional Chef
  • Basic Food Theory and Product Knowledge
  • Basic Food Service Safety and Certification

Semester 2

  • Advanced Cooking Techniques
  • Advanced Foodservice Cooking
  • Advanced Baking and Pastry Skills
  • Advanced Kitchen Management and the Profitable Chef
  • Advanced Food Theory and Product Knowledge

Tuition

Tuition fee: $17,307.67 CAD

Qualification

Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. provide fundamental culinary preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques;
  2. apply basic 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 and the responsible, efficient use of resources;
  5. 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;
  6. apply fundamental business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to promote a fiscally responsible operation;
  7. 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;
  8. 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. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities

Career paths

Graduates may find work in a variety of food and beverage operations such as hotels, resorts and camps; a variety of restaurants from specialty and gourmet to fast food; private clubs, banquet and catering facilities, and institutional food services all working locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

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About this institute

Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...


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Contact info

Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario
Canada

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www.georgiancollege.ca

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