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Culinary Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 01911 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

or

or

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

For further information, see Admission Requirements.

Mature Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

University Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical courses, which take place in a lab, have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies, which are mandatory for successful completion of the course.

It is mandatory to wear a Humber-issued chef uniform in practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniform has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. 

For more information and to submit your uniform order, visit hrt.humber.ca.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2018NorthOpenClosed
January 2019NorthOpenClosed

The 2018-2019 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,288.18
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$100 – safety shoes; $400 – knife and tool kit; $300 – textbooks, manuals (for two semesters).

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Diploma Pathways

Baking and Pastry Arts Management 

Successful graduates of the two-year Culinary Management diploma may be considered for admission and may receive credit towards the first year of study. 

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Food and Nutrition Management 

Qualified graduates of the Culinary Management program may be considered for admissions and may receive credit towards the first semester of study.  For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.  

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Greg Howe, Program Support Officer
greg.howe2@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,826.83$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$5,946.74
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$865.48$865.48
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,312.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,521.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,252.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$560.00$560.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,312.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Learn international cooking techniques from world-renowned chefs

Our Program

Humber’s Culinary Management diploma program teaches you the skills you need to excel as a chef in the culinary industry. Work in the world’s finest dining establishments, and take advantage of international study opportunities. Kick your career up a notch by competing in on campus, national and international skill competitions such as the Nestlé Professional Minor’s Food Truck Recipe Competition and the Culinary Olympics.

This program will also prepare you to to design, organize, implement, serve and execute your own dinner event in the “Chef's Table” course. Using a market-related themed menu, mise en place and à la carte cooking, students will showcase classical and contemporary techniques and skill. Flavour and presentation are constantly evaluated by the chef instructor.

The Charcuterie and Advanced Garde Manger courses involve students using contemporary level food presentation, styling techniques and becoming proficient with various butchery processes on a wide range of meats. The Emerging Trends course is unique among Ontario colleges.

Students also have the opportunity to experience preparing meals on the Humber Food Truck, Humber’s new classroom on wheels.

In addition, students work alongside some of the country’s best chefs. Students receive unmatched time spent with several leading chefs about what’s happening in today’s restaurant scene and food industry.

Note: A fast-track program is implemented for the January start. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to August), resulting in a shorter summer break. The third semester begins in September, allowing students to complete the two-year program in just 16 months.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Qualified students will complete work placements in the kitchen of a leading hotel or restaurant of their choice for seven unpaid weeks in the fourth semester (40 hours per week). Students are also able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which has jumpstarted many successful careers.

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This program is approved by WACS

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The Humber Experience

BTV Culinary Lab Live

Watch the video to see Culinary faculty and students on Breakfast Television. 

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Watch the video to learn the difference between the Culinary Skills and Culinary Management program?

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Watch the video to see Culinary Management students compete in the 2016 Tabasco Iron Chef Challenge.

Nestle Competiton

Watch the video to see the 2016 Nestlé Food Truck Recipe Challenge

Iron Chef competition

Watch the video to see the students compete in the 2016 Tabasco Iron Chef Challenge

Savvy Dinner

Watch the video to see the 2016 Savvy Diner Challenge

The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Labs

Our seven on-campus kitchen labs comprise the most modern facilities in the world. Among them are the award-winning culinary demonstration theatre and kitchen lab, induction cooking labs with high-tech exhaust and theatre-style seating and cooking demonstration area.

The Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

Learn From Trending Chefs

This program has an outstanding curriculum that is ever-evolving with current industry trends and guest chefs.

Rising Stars

Rob Yu

Rob Yu

"When I left Humber and officially started my professional career, I was well prepared and knew the basics of tasks that the chef would ask of me."

Candice Ekonomakos

Candice Ekonomakos

By night, she cooks at The Ritz-Carlton; by day, she helps prepare meals at homeless shelters across the city of Toronto.

Sophia Doria

Sophia Doria

Intent on fuelling her passion for cooking, six years ago Sophie Doria waved goodbye to a successful career in commercial real estate to jump into the culinary world full-time.

Christine Fancy

Christine Fancy

Fancy honed her skills at Humber College and has since worked at well-regarded restaurants across Toronto, including Colborne Lane, Origin and Auberge du Pommier.

Melina Lund

Melina Lund

When Melina Lund entered Humber's Food and Nutrition Management and Culinary Management programs, she never imagined that path would lead her to a career in food sales.

Placement Testimonial

Our Industry Partner, Woodbine Entertainment, is always happy to welcome student interns into their organization. Here's what they had to say about our students in their latest company newsletter:

"[The Culinary Management and Culinary Skills programs] have given us the ability to develop a talent pipeline and an opportunity to hire some amazing individuals.

The purpose of the internship is to provide the Culinary Arts students with an opportunity to work in an industry kitchen. The hands-on experience gives each student a greater insight into the day-to-day operation, the stress of real timelines, the importance of being punctual and a better idea of their future career."

Study Globally

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Semester Abroad - Florence University of the Arts

This program is designed to offer students with a meaningful and challenging experience of culinary arts and baking & pastry from an international perspective. This opportunity is offered in Semester 4.

Italy

Two-Week Global Adventure - Italy

Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.

nunavut

Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Meet the Faculty

Take a 360 Degree Tour of Our New Culinary Lab

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Your Career

The demand for passionate, well-trained chefs around the world is constant, and with more than 7,000 restaurants reflecting a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, Toronto is the ideal place to launch your culinary career.

The creative culinary and management skills you’ll gain at Humber will put you in high demand in hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the potential to start your own business in the future.

Food service is a constantly evolving industry that has never been more in the spotlight, and culinary management at Humber is your gateway.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications:

  • TrainCan – BASIC Food Safety and Sanitation Certification (BASIC f.s.t.TM)
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1

This program also provides students the opportunity to gain hours required for Red Seal Certification.

Humber has been awarded international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education. This program is approved by WACS for Fast Track Certification for the Master Chef Level. 

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester in Italy. This eight week academic program offers our students a meaningful and challenging experience in culinary arts from an international perspective and is offered in partnership with APICIUS International School of Hospitality at the Florence University of Arts. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this semester 4 optional program. The work placement will also be completed in this final semester.

Students may also be eligible to apply for our annual short duration experiential trips. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester and are approximately two weeks in length. Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where students have a hands on experience in food culture and lifestyle of the Mediterranean. In addition, eligible students may apply to a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

News & Events

Humber Outshines their Competitors at Skills Ontario Competition 2018

Skills Ontario Winners

The Skills Ontario Competition was pure entertainment for competition spectators. Taking place on May 7 and running until May 9, students put on a spectacular display showing off their talents to family, friends, educators and hundreds of onlookers.

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High School Students Compete in 11th Annual Stone Soup Cook-Off

Stone Soup

For the past 11 years, high school students around the GTA have been participating in an afterschool program that teaches them how to cook simple, healthy and affordable meals.

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Culinary Students Enjoy One Last Hurrah at the Culinary Graduate Luncheon 2018

Group shot of graduating culinary students

Culinary students were treated to one last hurrah at Humber before they journeyed off into their brand new careers. On April 30th, the Humber Room was packed with excitement and memories as recent graduates enjoyed delicious food with their fellow colleagues, instructors, and Humber alumni.

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Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Student and judges

On Friday, April 13 the School of HRT’s Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.

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The School of HRT Hosts Skills Ontario Culinary Qualifying Competition

Student cooking at Skills Ontario

On Saturday, April 7th, the School of HRT hosted Skills Ontario for the Qualifying Culinary Competition for high school students. 

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Culinary Mix and Mingle

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On Tuesday, March 6th, the culinary programs hosted a Mix and Mingle for culinary students and professionals to get together and discuss different avenues available for a fulfilling culinary career.

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Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire

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As students get ready to head to Arviat, Nunavut for the adventure of a lifetime, Humber Galleries has just opened a show that brings together images of groundbreaking video collectives from Nunavut.

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Culinary Professor and PC Shares What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste

Shonah Chalmers, HRT's Culinary Program Coordinator and Professor, spoke with True North Living about what you can do to reduce food waste.

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HRT Culinary Students Participate in 2018 College Day at Queen’s Park

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This year the 2018 College Day at Queen’s Park celebrated innovation in our school system with the High-Tech World of Colleges (H-TWC) morning exhibit and evening reception.

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Alumni Offer Culinary Management Students Career Advice

Culinary Alumni Panel

This week our current Culinary students got to learn from their predecessors at the Culinary Alumni Panel. This event gave our budding chefs the opportunity to pick the brains of professionals who were in their shoes before.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Food Waste

Reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of food waste produced in your household with these three easy, straightforward tips according to Shonah Chalmers, Culinary Program Coordinator at Humber College.

Alumni Q&A: Melina Lund

When Melina Lund entered Humber's Food and Nutrition Management and Culinary Management programs, she never imagined that path would lead her to a career in food sales.

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