Culinary Management

Culinary Management (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information

Frances Hall
416.675.6622, ext. 5526


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $5,180.75
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are 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).


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberOpen
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

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 U or M Mathematics (MCR3U or MCF3M)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

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.

Additional 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 School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism.

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.

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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 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 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. Humber College is the only institution in Canada to receive this accreditation.

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.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 700 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects such as labs, offer work placements 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 Facilities

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.

Kitchen Lab Facilities
Humber’s 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 kitchens include a dedicated butchery and charcuterie lab, small quantity multi-purpose kitchens, The Humber Room restaurant kitchen, and two dedicated baking and pastry labs.

On-Campus Restaurant Training Facility
The Humber Room is an on-campus full-service restaurant, where lunch and dinner is prepared by students studying in the culinary program, and service is provided by students in the hospitality program. The restaurant is open to the public during the regular school semesters, providing our students with a real-world restaurant experience as a part of their program. A $1 million renovation to enhance the student learning experience was completed in the summer of 2013.

Wine Tasting and Demonstration Lab
Equipped with its own wine cellar/cooler, a demonstration induction cooking unit, glassware racks, storage and washing equipment, this is where you are introduced to the intricacies of food and wine pairing.

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.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates can apply to Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management diploma program and may receive credit for the first semester of study. Qualified graduates can apply to the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in Prince Edward Island, where they can complete two years of study to earn an applied degree in Culinary Operations.

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.