In efforts to keep our students safe and informed, we’ve released COVID-19 Quarantine guidelines for our international students.  Students can find information and resources by visit our quarantine page located here: Quarantine Guide for International Students

As we work to navigate our way through this pandemic, The Culinary Arts School of Ontario remains committed to providing career focused culinary education to both our domestic and international students.

Currently we are accepting online applications for all of our programs beginning in September 2020 and January 2021.  Subject to the guidance provided by government and public health authorities,  theory classes will continue to be offered online and practical components will begin in the learning kitchen,  at a recommended capacity, starting in September.

International Students must arrive a full two weeks (14 days) before their start date, allowing appropriate time to self-isolate and quarantine before arriving on campus.

If you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you must stay at home and self-isolate.  You may be denied entry into Canada.

The safety of our community members, students and staff remains our top priority. We have implemented a variety of safety and cleaning protocols to ensure a safe environment for our students,  teachers and staff.  As we move into this new phase of reopening, we’ll continue to keep you updated with  any and all news as it becomes relevant to our students.

We continue to look forward in these challenging times and eagerly anticipate the arrival of our new students this fall.

David Buchanan
President and CEO

As we continue to move forward towards the fall semester, it’s our commitment to ensure our students returning to campus, have the most up to date resources available.  We are currently updating our international students guide with additional COVID-19 related resources, such as safe transportation, food delivery services and safe temporary accommodations.  Please see the list below and as always, keep checking back here for the most up to date information.

The Government of Ontario  announced today that Peel Region will enter Stage 3 of reopening as of Friday, July 31st, 2020.

With stage 3, restrictions will be loosened, meaning nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place.

The advancement to Stage 3 will not impact the educational plan of The Culinary Arts School of Ontario.  We will still be providing both interactive online and in-person culinary education to our students in the Fall 2020 term.  All of our theory courses will be offered as an online course component and all practical components will be completed on campus in our learning kitchen with safety measures and physical distancing in place.

In keeping with the recommendations of public health and government authorities, practices may change, please continue to refer to this page for updates and information regarding our latest developments in conjunction with COVID-19.

As we at The Culinary Arts School of Ontario gradually begin to reopen our kitchens, new health and safety measures have been put in place. These measures include the mandatory wearing of masks in indoor spaces.

Mandatory Masks

Masks are to be worn within all areas of our building, with the only exemptions for employees working in private offices and/or personal work space where 6ft of physical distancing can be maintained. In addition, students and employees who are unable to safely wear a mask due to medical reasons will be exempt.

The Culinary Arts School of Ontario will happily provide non-surgical masks to students who do not have their own masks for $1 each.

Students who are unable to wear face masks should inform our main offices by email (info@chefschool.ca) citing the reason for their exemption.

Masks and face coverings are an additional measure used to help prevent the spread of infection in addition to physically distancing, carrying out proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and staying at home if ill.

As always, visit this page for the most up-to-date information.