Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 14071 Length: 2 semesters
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.
Once enrolled in the program, you will follow 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.
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Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, uniforms, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.
$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.
The curriculum for this program is similar to the first year of the Culinary Management program. This allows students to transition into the Culinary Management program after the first semester or at the end of the second semester with bridging courses. Alternatively, students are able to move into the Cook (Cuisine) Apprenticeship program providing they have an eligible employer.
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.
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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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
From the business side of hospitality, to à la carte cuisine, Humber’s Culinary Skills certificate program prepares you for a career as a professional chef. Gain theoretical and practical skills while learning in cutting-edge labs and real-world settings with the latest kitchen technology and equipment.
The program also includes seven weeks of industry work experience. More than half the graduates of this one-year program continue on for another year and complete the Culinary Management diploma program or enter our Cook Apprenticeship program.
Students also have the opportunity to experience preparing meals on the Humber Food Truck, Humber’s new classroom on wheels.
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).Courses Program Standards
Qualified students will complete a seven-week work placement following semester two (40 hours/week). This unpaid work experience takes place in the kitchens of leading hotels or restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area.
Watch the video to discover which team was victorious during the 2015 Humber Iron Chef competition.
Which student chef took home the $1000 for the winning recipe? Watch the video to find out!
Watch the video to find out who out-cooked their competition to become Humber Iron Chef champion in 2014.
Humber Culinary students took part in Holland Marsh Soup Fest. Watch the video to find out more about this great event!
Humber is the home of the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience working on our Humber Food Truck.
Launch your career as a chef in the $60 billion Canadian foodservice industry with our intense and dynamic program.
Trained chefs are always in demand in locations such as:
From line cook to magazine test kitchens and airline headquarters, the diversity of venues for the chef’s art and science is unmatched. And if you’re among those who dream of owning your own restaurant or bar, this is where you start.
Train with world-class faculty, including multiple award-winning chefs, and follow in the footsteps of the many provincial and national competition award-winners and Olympians this program has produced.
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the TrainCan – BASIC f.s.t.™ Food Safety and Sanitation Certification as part of their curriculum.
Humber’s culinary and pastry programs have 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. Humber College is the only institution in Canada to receive this accreditation.
Additional requirements 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.
Qualified students in this program are eligible to undertake experiential learning experiences such as the Mediterranean trip to Italy where students experience the food, culture and lifestyle of the Mediterranean.
Qualified students are also eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip which provides rewarding experiences and opportunities to do community service around the globe.
These trips operate annually in May and are 10 to 15 days in length.
New study abroad trips and initiatives are introduced each fall. Additional fees apply.
Semester Abroad in Taiwan – students in the program are eligible to complete their fourth semester studies in Taiwan in our Semester Abroad program. Experience life as a student in a different country and get exposed to a new culture. Take your learning opportunities out of the classroom and across the globe and gain new life experiences that you can take with you on your career path. The Semester Abroad options operate annually in the winter semester.
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, 2016.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
Culinary students may qualify for study abroad opportunities.
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