|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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.
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).
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 Apprenticeship program providing they have an eligible employer.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 find out more about the Culinary Skills program and our student chefs.
Watch the video to discover which team was victorious during the 2016 Humber Iron Chef competition.
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.
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.
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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 the program.
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.
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 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.
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. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.
Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.
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
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.
Students Join Humber Culinary for Sustainable Sausage Making
There's always something fun, tasty and sustainable being cooked up in the School of HRT. For the HRT culinary team, keeping things green is one of their main mandates. That's why the annual sausage making workshop hosted by Chef Shonah Chalmers is completely "no waste".
Inspiring a New Generation
Each year on the 20th of October we celebrate the International Chefs Day. On this day many workshops and activities are hosted around the world for thousands of children to learn about eating healthy.
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 Management graduate Vince Capitano started working in the culinary industry over a decade ago. his industry experience and education prepared him to cook for royalty.
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