Chef School

  • If you love everything about food, you’re in the right place.

    George Brown College offers a blend of theoretical and experiential education, students gain the skills and knowledge to achieve a successful career in today’s culinary and food industry. Our culinary learning environments and experiential training locations are best-in-class. We also offer extensive externship and recruitment opportunities and a Dean’s recognition program to help our students grow their skills in real world settings.

    Our commitment to being one of Canada's best culinary schools has led to the launch of the first four-year Culinary Management honours degree in Canada.

    You’ll join over four decades of impressive alumni. We’re proud to count the likes of Mark McEwan, Jamie Kennedy, Bonnie Stern, Roger Mooking, and several internationally recognized chefs among our graduates. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada.

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    • Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

      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.

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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. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. 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.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      Our mission is to produce passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the Baking & Pastry industry in Canada. 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.

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      Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the Baking & Pastry industry in Canada. Designed by leaders in the industry, this two-year program in Baking and Pastry Arts Management gives you the best of both worlds – advanced patisserie training and the management skills you need to operate a successful business.

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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. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. 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!

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      Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

      Do you want to learn Italian cooking? Join this specialized Italian culinary 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.

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      Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      Our mission is to produce passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban culinary experience. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. 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 experiential learning will teach you the fundamental skills you’ll need for a successful career in today’s leading restaurants and culinary industries.

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      Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. This innovative Culinary Management (Integrated Learning) program takes an integrated experiential approach to learning, with industry placement, in-school studies, online and self-study learning. 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.

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      Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. 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. Our program combines instruction in culinary techniques, food service management, ingredient knowledge, healthy menu design and recipe/product development with the latest advances in the field of nutrition.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. Our one-year Culinary Skills 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 will 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.

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      Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

      Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. If you're a Hospitality and Culinary Arts graduate with a passion for health care and nutrition, 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.

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      Credential: Honours Bachelor's Degree

      Our commitment to being one of Canada's best culinary schools 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 Culinary Management degree 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. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian culinary industry with global reach and influence.

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      Credential: Honours Bachelor's Degree

      George Brown College offers the only four-year Culinary Management honours bachelor's degree in Canada. H316 is a bridge pathway into the H315 Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) program, specifically designed for graduates of Culinary Management diploma programs. Graduates of these diploma programs may be eligible to enter the third year of the degree upon successful completion of six bridge courses.

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    Visit George Brown College by signing up for one of our Open House Discovery Days. You’ll learn all about our programs and how to secure financial aid. Open House Discovery Days take place at 300 Adelaide St. East. Space is limited!