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Culinary Arts - Italian (Postgraduate) Program (H411)

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Instructions:

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2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Culinary Arts - Italian
CODE
H411
SCHOOL
Chef School
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 Semesters
STARTING MONTH
May
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Our mission: The delivery of passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities for exceptional graduates.You want to really learn Italian cooking? Join this specialized Italian food and culture program, learn from the experts here in Canada and live, learn and work in Italy too! Acquire the techniques that make Italian cuisine famous around the world. Experience the special connection between food and life in Italy. Embrace the kitchen experiences and courses in Italian art and culture that will deepen your understanding of this great tradition. The Culinary Arts – Italian postgraduate program delivers this and more.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

H411

You want to really learn Italian cooking? Join this specialized Italian food and culture program, learn from the experts here in Canada and live, learn and work in Italy too! Acquire the techniques that make Italian cuisine famous around the world. Experience the special connection between food and life in Italy. Embrace the kitchen experiences and courses in Italian art and culture that will deepen your understanding of this great tradition. The Culinary Arts – Italian postgraduate program delivers this and more.

Through this program, you will:

  • Experience hands-on learning in both Canada and Italy with the pre-eminent Italian chef professors in the country.
  • Build your knowledge of Italian culinary traditions and embrace emerging trends in Italian cuisine.
  • Benefit from our exclusive partnership with ALMA, the world-famous Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, near Parma, Italy, which is one of Italy’s finest chef schools.
  • Experience the vineyards, cheese producers and local markets of Italy as your open-air classroom.
  • Study in some of the best restaurants and hotels, where you will get attention, training and an inspiring experience.

You will put theory into practice as you are showcased alongside Italian top talent and serve discerning urban diners in the heart of Toronto’s culinary scene.

After your experiences in Italy, showcase what you’ve learned through events and placements at this city’s top Italian restaurants. This program has a long-standing reputation for excellence among Italian restaurateurs in Toronto and beyond, which will make you a sought-after employee when you graduate. “Che bello.”

To get a taste of this exciting program, check out our interactive Italian Culinary Arts flipbook



Part Time Study Options  

George Brown College also offers evening courses in Culinary Arts. For the Continuing Education Course Guide, visit the Culinary Arts section at coned.georgebrown.ca

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

CODE COURSE NAME
HOSF1150 Italian Art and Culture
HOSF1151 Italian Language
HOSF1152 Fundamentals of Italian Cooking – Theory and Practical
HOSF1153 Dynamics of Italian Food and Wine
HOSF1154 Italian Pastry

SEMESTER 2 (SEMESTER IN ITALY)

CODE COURSE NAME
HOSF1164 Italian Externship – Stage (12 weeks)
HOSF4016 Italian Cuisine Culinary Concepts
HOSF4017 Fundamentals of Italian Cooking II
HOSF4018 Italian Product Knowledge and Recognition

SEMESTER 3

CODE COURSE NAME
HOSF1170 The Slow Food Experience
HOSF1173 Integrated Marketing Management for Restaurant Operations
HOSF1174 Restaurant Capstone Evaluation

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

The course curriculum is continually being enhanced and courses may be modified. Changes are pending Ministry approval. Please check georgebrown.ca for the most up-to-date information.



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

A knowledge of Italian cooking opens up an abundance of opportunities in Toronto, which has the largest Italian population of any city outside Italy, and around the world. Wherever you go, there are Italian restaurants, many specializing in one of the regional variations of Italian cuisine. All these options mean you’ll have a dynamic and varied career.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$10,308.00 * †

Additional Cost 

Description Cost
Uniform $250
Knives and small wares $300-$600
Italian language books and manuals $200
Black safety shoes $120
Airfare to Italy (approximate) $1500-$1600

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, ancillary fees , student service and materials includes (daily classes, tours and accommodation at ALMA Cooking School) for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

†approximate - based on exchange rate, double occupancy, applicable taxes, airport transfer, permit

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Management

OR

  • One-year certificate in Chef Training or Advanced Cook certification AND a minimum of one-year relevant work experience (resume required)

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts where English proficiency results are not supplied must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



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Ontario Colleges

Health Policy  

Students should be aware that various allergens including nuts, dairy and shellfish are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that George Brown College is sensitive to religious observations; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

Student Success

Success Stories  

After deciding to pursue a long-term interest in the restaurant industry, Sonya Franceschini was immediately drawn to the Culinary Arts – Italian program at George Brown, the only one of its kind in Ontario.

The reputation of the George Brown Chef School appealed to her, as did the four-month externship in Italy that comprises the second semester of the program.

After being accepted into the program and starting school, Sonya was struck by how small and well organized the classes were. “It was a highly professional atmosphere,” she says. “And because it’s a postgraduate program, everyone was really enthusiastic to be there.”

Sonya Franceschini (2003 graduate, Culinary Arts – Italian)



Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Dario Tomaselli, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at 416-415-5000, ext. 3317 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Email: chefschool@georgebrown.ca

For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.