Culinary Management Diploma

A 5 Month Program to Advance Your Career

If you’ve been working in a kitchen, or have taken an introductory culinary program before, and want to take your next steps to becoming a Professional Chef, then a Culinary Management Diploma is the right fit for you. This program is designed to help cooks and previous culinary students use their existing knowledge and experience, while learning the fundamentals of running and leading a professional kitchen.

  • 360 Hours, Full-Time Diploma Program
  • 23 Weeks or approximately 5 Months
  • (4 – 5 days per week / 20 – 25 hours each)
  • Intakes: Jan, Mar & Sept
  • Maximum Student to Chef Instructor ratio: 12:1
  • Lifetime Skills Refresher & Employment Assistance

Culinary Arts Program Overview

Our Culinary Management Diploma program is designed to be completed in two terms, which include the modules listed below.  Along with topics, you’ll also recieve a variety of practical experiences in a production kitchen, as well as in a work experience placement that will help you experience what your future career will look like. Included in the Culinary Management Program is also the opportunity to be a part of Live Restaurant Service.

Like all of our programs, you’ll move through the program using a modular learning system, which allows students to learn in a building block style approach. Each module will be comprised of  5 hours per day; 2 of which will be theory presented in the classroom and 3 of which are hands-on in our student kitchen.

Each of our programs also include career development and job search assistance, as well as any necessary certifications to get you started on  your career path sooner.  The Culinary Management Program offers WHIMIS Certification & Smart Serve Certifications, included in your program.

Term One

  • Menu Development
  • Food Purchasing & Cost Controls
  • Advanced Cookery
  • Wine & Food Pairing
  • Beverage Service

Term Two

  • Food & Culture
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Culinary Skills Presentation
  • Live Venue Restaurant Cookery
  • Certifications Included: WHIMIS & Smart Serve Certifications.

Tuition Costs

Below you’ll find our tuition rates.  Our rates are the same for both international and domestic students.  If you’d like to view our tuition information on the government website, you can view it by visiting the Service Ontario Website.  If you’d like more information about our tuition, or would like to view a comparison chart, click here for our full tuition information.

Program Weeks Hours Tuition
Culinary Arts Diploma 23 360 $6,550
Culinary Management Diploma 23 360 $6,550
Professional Chef 54 1160 $13,950
Sous Chef 37 675 $7,950


Program Requirements: All students must possess a high school diploma (Grade 12 or GED 12) or status as a mature student (18 years of age or older) by the start date of your program.  All students in the Culinary Management course, must also have previous experience working in a professional kitchen, or have taken an introductory culinary course previously.

The application process consists of two parts. The first step is an informal interview, which will be conducted during your tour of the campus.  This allows us to get to know you, your education and work history and give us a chance to define your culinary goals.  This process helps us to recommend the best program to help you meet your goals, sooner.

If you choose to apply to our campus, you’ll be asked to complete the next step, which is an Admissions Assessment.  This short survey helps us understand more about you, your learning style and any special requirements or accommodations you’ll need. Please Note: During this process, we may need to request additional information to help us evaluate academic success.  All requested information must be provided upon request.

Registration & Acceptance

You must meet the all requirements (interview, admissions assessment and educational minimums) for formal acceptance. Upon the successful completion of these steps, you will be required to complete an admissions contract and agreement.

The final step to enroll in our culinary programs is to provide a registration fee.  A non-refundable application fee of $500 will be required to reserve a seat in your selected program. This fee is payable by cheque, cash or credit card.  Please Note:  No fee is required for second career applicant.