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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)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 C, M or U Mathematics (MBF3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)
    • Two 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.

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

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenClosed
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016-2017 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,180.75
  • international: $14,200.00

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.

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Humber Also Offers

Culinary Skills certificate program

Cook (Cuisine) Apprenticeship program

Institutional Cook Apprenticeship program

Culinary Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship 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.

Qualified graduates can apply to Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management diploma program and may receive credit for the first semester of study. 

As well, qualified graduates of the culinary management program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.

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
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$503.51$503.51


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Culinary Management diploma program teaches you to cook better, write better and predict profits better in courses that deal with everything from menu planning and design, to properly pairing wine and food, to understanding emerging trends in Canadian cuisine.

The most current skills and concepts are taught in the classroom and in our cutting-edge culinary labs. Get a real taste of your future by working in The Humber Room, our on-campus fine-dining restaurant that’s open to the public.

Gain the skills to work in the world’s finest dining establishments, and take advantage of international work and study opportunities. Kick your career up a notch by competing provincially and nationally – the program has an excellent track record of producing competition winners.

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 an unpaid work placement in the kitchen of a leading hotel or restaurant in the Greater Toronto Area for seven weeks in the fourth semester (40 hours per week). Many of our graduates receive full-time employment offers from their work placement. Students are also able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which has jump-started many successful careers.

Competition Experience

culinary lab

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

Culinary student

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

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in a kitchen wearing aprons

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

Rising Stars

Sophia Doria

Graduates from the program have seen great career success from opening their own restaurants to being voted Top 30 Under 30 by Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine!

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.

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.

Holland Marsh Soupfest 2016

Team Humber at the 2016 Holland Marsh Soupfest

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!

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.

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.

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 put you in high demand in hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the variety of establishments you can own.

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

Note: Additional Requirements May Apply

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 are eligible to undertake one of the following experiential learning experiences:

Short Duration Options: The short duration experiential learning opportunities operate annually in May and are 10 to 20 days in length. Destinations include Europe and Asia.

Semester Abroad Options: The semester abroad options operate annually in the winter semester. For students in this program the options include France and Taiwan.

This program is approved by WACS

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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.

Graduate Luncheon

Newly graduated and ready to start their careers, students of the Culinary Skills and Culinary Management programs were treated to an appreciation luncheon in The Humber Room on May 4.

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