Culinary Management Program (H100)

Program Description

Program Overview

Join Canada's largest culinary school located in the heart of downtown Toronto. George Brown puts you at the centre of the culinary industry in Canada and helps 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 all areas of the culinary industry.

Full Description

Learn the skills required to be a successful chef, cook or culinary manager from highly experienced industry professionals in our two-year Culinary Management diploma program. In addition, our special-focus culinary management courses will teach you about emerging culinary trends such as local sustainable foods, nutrition and international influences. You will develop the people skills you’ll need to build a successful career in the culinary industry and the leadership skills you’ll need to run a business. To top it all off, you’ll also complete a unique industry externship program, which will give 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 Colleges and Universities (MCU).

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.

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) program. (Additional courses required.)

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

See our transfer guide for more information.

"I am extremely grateful to George Brown College that as an international student from Jamaica, I was exposed to classical, contemporary North American and South Asian cuisines. I am very grateful for all the assistance and support provided to me by the chefs and the staff at the International Centre. I am now working at the Delta Hotel as an apprentice cook and I couldn’t have done it without the great mentors at George Brown College."

Sasekea Shakespeare
Ontario College Diploma

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