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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



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.


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.


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.


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

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2018NorthOpenWaitlisted
January 2019NorthOpenOpen

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 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

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. 

View Program 

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.  

View Program 

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

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)

Frances Hall, program support officer
416.675.6622, ext. 5526



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78

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

Come to the Info Night for this program on March 7th, 2018

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 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

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.

You might also be interested in this opportunity.

Want to advance your career, but don’t have the time to commit to a full-time course? Try a part-time certificate course and enhance your skill set in less time.

This program is approved by WACS

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Competition Experience

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Want to know the difference between the Culinary Skills and Culinary Management program?

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Culinary Management students compete in the 2016 Tabasco Iron Chef Challenge.

Learning from Trending Chefs

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

Study Abroad Opportunities

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Qualified Culinary Management students are eligible to undertake our short duration or semester abroad options.

Compete in National Events


On May 27, 2017, Culinary Management student Solange O., won first place at the 2017 SAPUTO National Junior Culinary Challenge.

Rising Stars

Candice Ekonomakos

Toca Restaurant Chef at the Ritz Carlton

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

President’s Choice Test Kitchen Chef

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

Drake Hotel Pastry Chef

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.

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.

The Humber Advantage

Student Competitions

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.

Culinary Olympics 2016

Culinary Olympics dish

Team Humber won GOLD at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany!

Nestlé Professional Minor's Food Truck Challenge

Culinary Management student David Lam wins first prize along with other winning Humber students.

Holland Marsh Soupfest 2016

Team Humber warmed the guests of the 2016 Holland Marsh Soupfest and satisfied their palates, winning Best Soup in both the People’s Choice and Culinary Institution categories for the second year in a row!

State-of-the-Art Labs

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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.

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.

Ontario College Day

Student chefs at Ontario College day

Culinary Management students had the opportunity to prepare and serve guests at Queen's Park for Ontario College Day, including MPs and executives from colleges across the province.

Event Videos

Inspiring a New Generation

International Chefs Day with young male putting on hat chef

Each year on the 20th of October we celebrate the International Chefs Day.

Study Globally

Student in Florence

Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

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

Students in Rome


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

Students in Nunavut


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



Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.

Meet the Faculty

Explore the Culinary Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

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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

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

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.

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.

Culinary Student Wins the SAPUTO Junior Culinary Challenge

On May 27, 2017, Solange O., a student in the Culinary Management program, won first place at 2017 SAPUTO National Junior Culinary Challenge.

Humber Student Wins Recipe Listing at Barque Restaurant

Ryan Dunn, was announced the winner of “Brew & BBQ” Competition at Humber, on December 5th 2016.

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