|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 3||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 4||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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 Gardemanger 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
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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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.
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.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in competitions such as Culinary Olympics, Iron Chef, and Nestle Food Truck Recipe Competition to showcase culinary expertise.
This program has an outstanding curriculum that is ever-evolving with current industry trends and guest chefs.
Humber is home to the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.
By night, she cooks at The Ritz-Carlton; by day, she helps prepare meals at homeless shelters across the city of Toronto.
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.
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.
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.
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."
This program is designed to offer students with a meaningful and challenging experience of culinary arts and baking & pastry from an international perspective.
Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.
Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.
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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.
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications:
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.
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.
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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize
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.
The School of HRT Hosts Skills Ontario Culinary Qualifying Competition
On Saturday, April 7th, the School of HRT hosted Skills Ontario for the Qualifying Culinary Competition for high school students.
Culinary Mix and Mingle
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.
Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire
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.
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.
HRT Culinary Students Participate in 2018 College Day at Queen’s Park
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.
Alumni Offer Culinary Management Students Career Advice
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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