Culinary Management Program (H100)

Program Description

Program Overview

Join Canada’s largest culinary school located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Our two-year Culinary Management diploma program offers you the opportunity to be at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada. Through demonstrations, hands-on cooking labs, lectures and experiential learning, our culinary faculty team will teach the fundamental skills, knowledge and techniques you will need to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager in all areas of the culinary industry.

Full Description

Learn the skills required to be a successful chef, cook or culinary manager from highly skilled industry professionals in our Culinary Management diploma program. We have special-focus culinary management courses to teach you about emerging culinary trends and movements such as local, sustainable foods, nutrition and international cuisine influences. You will develop the people skills needed to build a successful career in the culinary industry and the leadership skills required to run a business. You will also complete a unique industry externship program, giving you a chance to work with experienced chefs and industry leaders.

This program provides the complete in-school portion of the Cook Apprenticeship program of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD).

Program Schedule

The schedule for the Culinary Management program currently operates from Monday to Friday. In addition, some classes may begin at 7 a.m. and others may run until 10 p.m.

George Brown College Chef School Student Standards and Expectations

Note: George Brown College has adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. As a result, we no longer have computer lab classrooms. For classes that require computers, students will need to bring their own laptops. Our Library Learning Commons offers open access computers as well as equipment that can be borrowed on a short-term basis. For more information, please contact The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at

Your Field Education Options

As part of the program, you will complete a 14-week industry externship. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities within Culinary Management they believe will provide the learning experiences they value, and meet the program's learning outcomes.

This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resumé. In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real-world challenges and customers.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

A world of opportunities awaits you when you graduate. Toronto alone has more than 9,000 restaurants and 200 hotels, as well as numerous clubs, resorts, spas and catering companies. The culinary skills you learn at George Brown Chef School are in demand by employers across Canada and internationally, and you will have the chef training to build a successful career at home or around the world.

Educational Pathways

Graduates may be eligible for direct entry into several George Brown College programs, including Culinary Arts – Italian, Food and Nutrition Management (additional Accounting course required), Advanced French Patisserie, and the third year of our Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) and Honours Bachelor of Food Studies programs. (Additional courses required.) 

Graduates of this program may be granted advanced standing at leading international universities. 

See our Transfer Guide for more information.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

I love George Brown. As I kept on learning, I thought, wow, these are people who want to contribute towards my growth. They're willing to accept me the way I am. There was just so much positivity around me.

-Learn more about Dhall's career success.

Aakash Dhall
Ontario College Diploma

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