Affordable Tuition

Accessible learning is our focus, and that begins with affordable tuition.

Our students come from all walks of life, some are are fresh out of high-school, some are starting a second career and some are moving to Canada to begin an entirely new life.  Wherever our students come from and whatever their circumstance, offering one affordable tuition rate for everyone is an important part of who we are. Our tuition fees can be found on the  Service Ontario Website, as well as below. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Registrar, who will be happy to help.

ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooksOther Fees
Culinary Arts Diploma**23360$6,550$230$1,040
Culinary Management Diploma**23360$6,550$145$840
Professional Chef541160$13,950$375$1,880
 Sous Chef37675$7,950$254$1,312
**Program available to domestic students only.

Culinary Schools Compared

Our culinary program tuition is aligned to the market expectation of personal earnings.  What that means is, we structure our tuition rates around the economics of our students, which provides them with affordable tuition rates, to get them into the workplace faster, without a mountain of debt to start out their new career path with.  Below, you’ll find a compassion chart, which outlines other Provincial Culinary Schools with similar programs. Compare for yourself, here

Culinary Arts Diploma Program

Chef SchoolA Toronto Career CollegeA Stratford Career CollegeAn Ottawa Career College
Program NameCul ArtsCook BasicCul ArtsCuisine de Basic
Program Duration (Hours)360300604207
Program Duration (Weeks)23151611
Tuition Cost$6,550$7,245$10,100$8,002
Book & Other Fees$1,270$2,350$1,100$1,900
Total Tuition & Fees$7,820$9,595$11,200$9,902

Total Fee Breakdown


Sous Chef Diploma Program

Chef SchoolA Toronto Career CollegeA Stratford Career CollegeAn Ottawa Career College
Program NameSous ChefSpecialist ChefN/ADiplome de Cuisine
Program Duration (Hours)675380213
Program Duration (Weeks)371911
Tuition Cost$7,950$9,990$25,812
Book & Other Fees$1,451$3,045$2,100
Total Tuition & Fees$9,401$17,950$27,912

Total Fee Breakdown


Professional Chef Diploma Program

Chef SchoolA Toronto Career CollegeA Stratford Career CollegeAn Ottawa Career College
Program NamePro ChefChef de CuisineN/ALe Grand Diplome
Program Duration (Hours)11606001096
Program Duration (Weeks)543037
Tuition Cost$13,950$14,490$48,094
Book & Other Fees$2,110$3,460$2,250
Total Tuition & Fees$16,060$17,950$50,344

Total Fee Breakdown


Chef School Tuition Payment Options

Everyone’s financial situation is different, but that doesn’t mean a great culinary education is out of reach.  Our admissions office will be happy to help you find the most suitable solution based on your needs and resources. You’ll find the most up to date financing and CAS tuition support services available below, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Common Tuition Payment Options

Human Resources Development Canada

Please Note: All fees are the same for both Domestic and International Students. Book costs and other costs are estimated.  Tuition subject to change, please contact us for the most up to date tuition information.

Professional Student Materials

Culinary students need a unique set of tools and textbooks.  Below, you’ll find information about each of the required supplies for our culinary diploma programs.  Each of these items is available for purchase through Chef School after enrollment.   An estimated cost for these items is outlined in the tuition page under “Other Costs” and “Book Costs”.


Culinary Artistry

About This Book

For anyone who believes in the potential for artistry in the realm of food, Culinary Artistry is a must read.  This is the first book to examine the creative process of culinary composition as it explores the intersection of food imagination and taste.

Through interviews with more than 30 of Americas leading chefs including Rick Payless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jeal-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Waters, the authors reveal what defines culinary artists.

The Book of Yields

About This Book

For years, The Book of Yields has been an indispensable tool for professional chefs, culinary educators and culinary students, helping them accurately calculate recipe costs and easily make the purchases based on recipe requirements.

The Book of Yields contains pricing, yield, and equivalency information for more than 1500 ingredients, plus it allows users to efficiently and easily look up yield data for foods, find purchase requirements for a serving, create new recipes, add new ingredients, calculate ingredient or recipe costs, look up cost data for food, create shopping lists and much more.

The Professional Chef

About This Book

“The bible for all chefs” – Paul Bocuse.  Named one of the 5 favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts Magazine, The Professional Chef ™ is the classic kitchen reference that many of America’s top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works.

Culinary Uniforms


Culinary Uniforms

Students are required to wear a chef jacket, apron and accessories.  Uniforms are branded with our school logo and available for purchase through Chef School after enrollment.

Knife Sets

18 Piece Term One Knife Set

Students will learn knife skills in the first term of all programs, except Culinary Management.  With that in mind, it’s important that each student has their own set of professional knives.  These knife sets are available for purchase from Chef School after enrollment in our culinary programs.

8 inch Chef's Fibrox Knife
10 inch Round Sharpening Steel
10.25 inch Curved Serrated Knife
4 inch Paring Knife
2.25 inch Bird's Beak Paring Knife
6 inch Flexible Boning Knife

Other Tools


Other Culinary Tools

As well as a professional knife set, culinary students need a handful of other kitchen tools and supplies to help them in the kitchen.  These tools can be purchased after enrollment through Chef School.