Our program will provide you with advanced baking and pastry training, and management skills required to operate a successful business. Our graduates also find employment as bakers and pastry chefs in a variety of settings including fine dining restaurants, hotels, baking suppliers and boutique outlets.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn certification in Food Service, Sanitation and Safety as a part of their curriculum.
Humber’s culinary, pastry and culinary apprenticeship 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.
This allows graduates to directly challenge the exam without any further industry experience or waiting time.
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.
Our Industry Partnerships
The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects such as labs, offer internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ Humber graduates. Culinary industry partners include leading hotels and restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, the Golden Horseshoe (Oshawa to Niagara Falls, Ontario) and abroad.
Our dedicated kitchen labs comprise the most modern facilities in the world. Among the seven on-campus labs are the award-winning Compass Group Canada culinary demonstration theatre and kitchen lab, and the Garland and Mandarin induction cooking labs, all of which feature a high-tech exhaust system, a theatre-style seating area, a cooking demonstration area and liquid crystal display (LCD) screen TVs. Other labs include a dedicated butchery and charcuterie lab, small quantity multi-purpose kitchens, the kitchens of The Humber Room restaurant, and two dedicated baking and pastry labs.
Qualified students will complete an unpaid internship in the baking and pastry industry 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. You will also be able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which has jump-started many successful careers.