Programs

The George Brown Chef School offers programs at all levels and reflects current industry demands. The Chef School maintains strategic alliances with industry partners to ensure students have access to unbeatable industry externships, unique program enhancements and excellent employment opportunities upon graduation.

A Unique Selection of Programs

We offer students a variety of programs at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. These have been specifically designed to serve the needs of a growing and changing industry hungry for qualified cooks, chefs, bakers and pastry chefs. Students have the opportunity to enrol in Apprentice, Certificate, Diploma and Post-Diploma programs. The Chef's School also offers specialized industry certificate programs for those who are currently in the workforce who want further upgrading or training.

Some of our programs are unique in Ontario. Our post-diploma Italian Culinary Arts program features a three-month placement in Italy and the Institute of Advanced Culinary Arts offers advanced programming in areas where training has not been available before in Canada. To get a taste of this exciting program, check out our interactive Italian Culinary Arts flipbook Open New Browser Window

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
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. Toronto is blessed with hundreds of great bakeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, hotels and catering companies, and they will be your classroom as you study to be a Baker/Patissier Apprentice at George Brown College.
2017-2018
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
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. Toronto is blessed with hundreds of great bakeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, hotels and catering companies, and they will be your classroom as you study to be a Baker/Patissier Apprentice at George Brown College.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
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. This one-year Baking – Pre-Employment certificate program will help you learn the basics of pastry, cakes and decorating through hands-on training and classroom learning. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in areas such as artisanal breads, chocolate techniques, fermentation and contemporary dessert plating, as well as menu management, computer skills and nutrition.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
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. This one-year Baking – Pre-Employment certificate program will help you learn the basics of pastry, cakes and decorating through hands-on training and classroom learning. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in areas such as artisanal breads, chocolate techniques, fermentation and contemporary dessert plating, as well as menu management, computer skills and nutrition.
2016-2017
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
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. A Cook Apprenticeship is a great way to go if you want hands-on learning, lots of flexibility and the freedom to earn while you learn!
2017-2018
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
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. A Cook Apprenticeship is a great way to go if you want hands-on learning, lots of flexibility and the freedom to earn while you learn!
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
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. Our one-year Chef Training certificate program has exactly what you need to begin an exciting career as a chef or cook: top-notch instruction and hands-on practice with professional chefs. They’ll teach you the fundamentals of ingredients and food preparation, and introduce you to the fascinating world of food culture. You'll gain hands-on experience in our cooking labs and learn about emerging culinary trends such as local and sustainable foods, nutrition, and international influences in our special-focus courses.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
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. Our one-year Chef Training certificate program has exactly what you need to begin an exciting career as a chef or cook: top-notch instruction and hands-on practice with professional chefs. They’ll teach you the fundamentals of ingredients and food preparation, and introduce you to the fascinating world of food culture. You'll gain hands-on experience in our cooking labs and learn about emerging culinary trends such as local and sustainable foods, nutrition, and international influences in our special-focus courses.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. Designed by leaders in the industry, this two-year program in Baking and Pastry Arts Management gives you the best of both worlds – advanced patissier training and the management skills you need to operate a successful business. Under the guidance of top professionals, you will develop core skills and unleash your creativity in a wide range of specialized areas, including chocolate and confections, modern bakery cafe, tarts and pastries, plated desserts, artisan breads and breakfast pastries and more.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. Designed by leaders in the industry, this two-year program in Baking and Pastry Arts Management gives you the best of both worlds – advanced patissier training and the management skills you need to operate a successful business. Under the guidance of top professionals, you will develop core skills and unleash your creativity in a wide range of specialized areas, including chocolate and confections, modern bakery cafe, tarts and pastries, plated desserts, artisan breads and breakfast pastries and more.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. Develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager in our two-year Culinary Management diploma program. Demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice will teach you the fundamental skills you’ll need for a successful career in today’s leading restaurants and culinary industries.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. Develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager in our two-year Culinary Management diploma program. Demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice will teach you the fundamental skills you’ll need for a successful career in today’s leading restaurants and culinary industries.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. This innovative Culinary Management (Integrated Learning) program takes an integrated hands-on approach to learning, with industry placement, in-school studies, online learning, self-study and specialized field trips. It was created to meet the immediate industry need for highly skilled Culinary Management graduates with real-world kitchen experience and an understanding of important trends such as the use of local foods, nutrition and growing international influence.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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.This innovative Culinary Management (Integrated Learning) program takes an integrated hands-on approach to learning, with industry placement, in-school studies, online learning, self-study and specialized field trips. It was created to meet the immediate industry need for highly skilled Culinary Management graduates with real-world kitchen experience and an understanding of important trends such as the use of local foods, nutrition and growing international influence.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. In this two-year diploma program, you'll learn how to work in a variety of environments including the food service industry to meet the demands of increasingly health-conscious consumers. The Culinary Management – Nutrition program combines instruction in culinary techniques, food service management, ingredient knowledge, healthy recipe, menu and food product development with the latest advances in the field of nutrition.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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. In this two-year diploma program, you'll learn how to work in a variety of environments including the food service industry to meet the demands of increasingly health-conscious consumers. The Culinary Management – Nutrition program combines instruction in culinary techniques, food service management, ingredient knowledge, healthy recipe, menu and food product development with the latest advances in the field of nutrition.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

DEGREE PROGRAMS

2017-2018
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Credential: Honours Bachelor's Degree
Our commitment to industry leadership has led to the launch of the only four-year Culinary Management honours bachelor's degree in Canada. Develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager in our Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) program. Through a blend of theoretical and practical education, students will gain the skills and knowledge to achieve a successful career in today’s culinary and food industry.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 with global reach and influence.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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. Acquire the techniques that make French pastries famous around the world. Experience the special connection between food and life in France. Embrace the patisserie experiences and courses in French art and culture that will deepen your understanding of this great tradition. The Advanced French Patisserie postgraduate program delivers this and more.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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. Acquire the techniques that make French pastries famous around the world. Experience the special connection between food and life in France. Embrace the patisserie experiences and courses in French art and culture that will deepen your understanding of this great tradition. The Advanced French Patisserie postgraduate program delivers this and more.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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. If you're a Hospitality and Culinary Arts graduate with a passion for health care and nutrition and a desire to help others, our one-year Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate program is what you're looking for. We'll build on the skills you already have by teaching you about food modification, clinical nutrition, physiology, nutrition analysis, sanitation and safety. Through classroom instruction and work placements, you'll learn how hospitals, retirement homes and long-term care facilities provide their patients with nutritious food and care.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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. If you're a Hospitality and Culinary Arts graduate with a passion for health care and nutrition and a desire to help others, our one-year Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate program is what you're looking for. We'll build on the skills you already have by teaching you about food modification, clinical nutrition, physiology, nutrition analysis, sanitation and safety. Through classroom instruction and work placements, you'll learn how hospitals, retirement homes and long-term care facilities provide their patients with nutritious food and care.