Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) (Bridging) (H316)

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PROGRAM
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management)
CODE
H316
SCHOOL
Chef School
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
5 semesters
STARTING MONTH
May
CREDENTIAL
Honours Bachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY
2018-2019
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
George Brown College offers the only four-year Culinary Management honours bachelor's degree in Canada. The 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.

Full Program Description

Description  

 

George Brown College offers the only four-year Culinary Management honours bachelor's degree in Canada.  With the continuing growth of the culinary and food industry, there is a need for professionals who can marry detailed gastronomic knowledge, advanced management skills and the level of business acumen required to work in modern Canadian kitchens and food companies.

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.

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) meets industry demand by preparing students with the depth and breadth of knowledge commensurate with an honours level, undergraduate commerce degree specializing in culinary management. Combining commerce, food studies and externship experiences, this degree program prepares graduates for kitchen, operations management or food development positions. Throughout  our culinary management degree, students will gain an understanding of eight key areas:

  1. Culinary Proficiency
  2. Culinary Theory
  3. Accounting and Finance
  4. Marketing and Communications
  5. Human Resources and Risk Management
  6. Specialized Business
  7. Research
  8. General Knowledge (Liberal Studies)

Field Education 

Externship

Your Field Education Options 

Take part in a unique and robust externship. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real-world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College degree program is designed to deliver degree-level, discipline-specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

Degree learning outcomes must include exposure to a breadth of learning beyond the core disciplinary or vocational field of a program, to increase students' awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 4

Bridge Semester Courses

semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF 1292 Gastronomy
HOSF 2406 Principles of Marketing
HOSF 1277 Fundamentals of Accounting
HOSF 2309 Research Fundamentals
HOSF 1299 Managerial Accounting
HOSF 2313 Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF 3505 Market and Feasibility Research I
HOSF 3507 Strategic Managerial Communications
HOSF 3604 Finance
  LOWER Liberal Studies Elective
  LOWER Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF 3602 Food Science and Nutrition
HOSF 3501 Human Resources Management
HOSF 3603 Market and Feasibility Research II
HOSF 3605 Statistics
  LOWER Liberal Studies Elective
  LOWER Liberal Studies Elective

Scheduled between Semester 6 & 7

courses between Semester 6 and 7
Code Course name
HOSF 3607 Externship Work Term II - Management

SEMESTER 7

semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF 4703 Restaurant Risk Management
HOSF 4705 Wine: Sensory Development and Food Pairing
HOSF 4707 Advanced Food Science and Nutrition
HOSF 4709 Strategic Revenue Management
  LOWER Liberal Studies Elective
  UPPER Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 8

semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF 4804 Research and Development
HOSF 4806 Strategies for the Black Box
HOSF 4808 Capstone
  UPPER Liberal Studies Elective
  UPPER Liberal Studies Elective

Detailed course outlines

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Future Study Options 

Graduates of this program will be prepared to continue their studies post-degree in master's programs in the fields of Business, Gastronomy and Environmental Studies. Graduates may also be eligible for direct entry into the Culinary Arts – Italian and French pastry programs.

Career Options 

A world of opportunities awaits you when you graduate. Completion of this program will demonstrate your level of commitment to cuisine thus differentiating you from other chefs. The skills you learn at George Brown are in demand by employers across Canada and internationally, and you will have the training to build a successful career at home or around the world.

While some degree graduates may start their careers in an entry-level position, they will have the knowledge and skills to expedite their career pathways. Depending on the graduate's focus and level of experience, possible career pathways include:

Foodservice Employment Areas

Possible Career Paths

Multi-unit Foodservice

  • Director of Operations with culinary experience requirements
  • Corporate/Menu Development Chef

Retirement Facilities and Chains

  • Director of Foodservice
  • Executive Chef
  • Director of Food & Beverage

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Director of Food & Beverage
  • Positions with various types of organizations such as attractions, convention centres, hotels, off-premise catering, etc.

Contract Foodservice Management

  • Corporate or Regional Chef
  • District Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Regional Vice-President

Food Processors and Brokers

  • Development Chef
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager

Distributors

  • Corporate Chef
  • Executive Chef

Business Consulting

  • Foodservice Logistics
  • Food and Beverage Consulting
  • Food and Beverage Market Research

Entrepreneurship

  • Media work
  • Event Chef
  • Owning a restaurant, catering services

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$4,352.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semester of the program starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

Additional costs
Description Cost
Uniform $250
Knives and small wares $300-$600
Books $1600
Black safety shoes $80-$150

International students: Visit the International Fees and related costs page for more information

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

This program is a bridge pathway into the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) H315 degree program, and is designed for graduates of Culinary Management diploma programs.

Requirements:

  • A Culinary Management diploma with a program GPA of 3.0 (75%) or higher

The bridge courses take place from May to August. Students who successfully complete the designated bridge pathway, pass every course, and maintain a 1.7 program GPA (60%) may be eligible to transfer to Semester 5 of the degree program.

Note: The bridge for entry into Semester 5 (Year 3) of the H315 program comprises six core courses (Gastronomy, Principles of Marketing, Fundamentals of Accounting, Research Fundamentals, Managerial Accounting and Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment a course designed specifically for the bridge.

Special Requirements  

English language proficiency required

George Brown College ESL Level 9; TOEFL 84 overall and 21 in each skill band (Online); IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each skill band; MELAB 85; CAEL overall 70 (writing 60)

Proficiency in English communication is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

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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 observances; 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.

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Ryan Whibbs, PhD, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at 416-415-5000, ext. 2749 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Email: Ryan.Whibbs@georgebrown.ca or chefschool@georgebrown.ca

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

Visit Our Campus  

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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.

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