Food and Nutrition Management Program (Postgraduate) (H402)

Food and Nutrition Management
Chef School
St. James Campus
1 year (2 semesters) September to May
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.

Full Program Description


If you're a Hospitality and Culinary Arts graduate with a passion for health care and nutrition and a desire to help others while taking your career to the next level, our one-year Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate program is what you're looking for.

George Brown College has been delivering this program with great success for over 28 years. 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 and residents with nutritious food and care.

This program is accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, which is necessary for employment as a Food and Nutrition Manager in Ontario.

Program Schedule

The schedule for the Food and Nutrition Management program is based on a five-day week, Monday to Friday, with classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This allows students to pursue part-time positions in related health-care fields while in school.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver 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. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 


Code Course Name
HOSF4010 Management, Sanitation and Safety
HOST4003 Menu Analysis
MGMT4005 Food Service Management
NUTR4002 Nutrition Analysis
NUTR4003 Clinical Nutrition
PHSL4001 Basic Physiology
COMM4006 Leadership Communications


Code Course Name
HOSF4004 Clinical Field Placement
HOSF4005 Food Modification Lab
HOST4001 Facilities Design
HOST4002 Health-Care Standards
HOST4005 Administrative Field Placement
HOSF4010 Management, Sanitation and Safety
HRM4001 Labour Relations
NUTR4003 Clinical Nutrition
PSY4001 Gerontology
COMM4006 Leadership Communications 

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

You will have excellent employment opportunities among the growing number of residences and health-care facilities that serve Canada's increasing population of seniors.

As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to become a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, allowing you to work as a Food and Nutrition Manager in Ontario's provincially accredited health-care facilities. Your career could lead to rewarding positions such as food service supervisor, food manager, nutrition manager, diet technician or food service director in one of Ontario's many hospitals, long-term care facilities, manufacturing operations, community services organizations and retirement homes.

Tuition and Fees


$4,405.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

† Additional Cost

Fees for this program do not include the cost of the lab coat, books, CPR First Aid (approx. $900)

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 a Culinary or Hospitality Management program at a Canadian or Ontario college, OR a one-year Culinary Skills Program, an apprenticeship program or another equivalent program (equivalency will be determined based upon completion of specific courses relevant to the program).
  • Demonstrated experience (resume required)
  • Interview

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

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Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements  

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at
  • Students will also be required to be carded for "mask fitting" and to provide proof of flu immunization.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

  • In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into clinical or administrative placement.
  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered "vulnerable persons" under the law.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for "individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s)."
  • Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
  • Students who are unable to provide a "clear" police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their clinical or administrative placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a "not clear" status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
  • Failure to meet the requirements for clinical or administrative placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
  • The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at

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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.

Student Success

Success Stories  

"As a graduate of the Food and Nutrition Management program, you will find that the curriculum and courses give you a solid foundation to face the challenges of working as a Food and Nutrition Manager. The skills and practices learned will prove invaluable to your success in this career."

Ruth Maier (Graduate, Food and Nutrition Management)

Woods Park Care Centre

"The Food and Nutrition Management program has ignited my passion for a lustrous career in a field I didn't know existed. Furthermore, it teaches you the important collaboration of nutrition, food, healthcare and management all in one. It is a great program for anyone trying to advance their career."

Karen Barbalat (Graduate, Food and Nutrition Management)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Lloyd Sudeyko, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000, ext. 2253 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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.

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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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