Culinary Skills Program
(Preparatory Training)
(A110)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Culinary Skills
  • Code: A110
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 semesters
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January
  • Domestic Tuition:
    This program is free for participants.
  • Experiential Learning:

    Program includes classroom and kitchen lab instruction, 150 hours of work placement, and workshops.

  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

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Overview

Program Overview

This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s food industry.

Full Description

Augmented Education is a training and employment support model developed by George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Culinary Skills program is one of two Augmented Education programs currently offered at George Brown College.

This employment-focused program offers people with a history of mental illness and/or addiction the choice and the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The Culinary Skills program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process.

The goal of the program is to help people recovering from addiction and/or mental illness take the first steps toward a job in Toronto’s food service industry. There are no fees for this program.

This innovative program includes classroom and kitchen lab instruction, 150 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Class and kitchen lab time is approximately 30 to 35 hours per week, with support and tutoring available from program coaches.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Provide fundamental culinary preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
  2. Apply basic food and bake science to food preparation to create a desired end product.
  3. Contribute to and monitor adherence of others to the provision of a well-maintained kitchen environment and to the service of food and beverage products that are free from harmful bacteria or other contaminants, adhering to health, safety, sanitation and food handling regulations.
  4. Ensure the safe operation of the kitchen and all aspects of food preparation to promote healthy work spaces and the responsible, efficient use of resources.
  5. Support the development of menu options that reflect knowledge of nutrition and food ingredients, promote general health and well-being, respond to a range of nutritional needs and preferences, and address modifications for special diets, food allergies and intolerances, as required.
  6. Apply fundamental business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to promote a fiscally responsible operation.
  7. Apply basic knowledge of sustainability, ethical and local food sourcing, and food security to food preparation and kitchen management, recognizing the potential impacts on food production, consumer choice and operations within the food service industry.
  8. Use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
  9. Perform effectively as a member of a food and beverage preparation and service team and contribute to the success of a food-service operation by applying self-management and interpersonal skills.
  10. Develop strategies for continuous personal and professional learning to ensure currency with and responsiveness to emerging culinary techniques, regulations, and practices in the food service industry.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOSF1233 Baking Pastry and Theory – Basic
HOSF1002 Baking and Pastry for Cooks
HOSF1202 Culinary Foundations
HOSF1029 Theory of Food I
HOSF1145 Sanitation
HOSF1237 Field Integration/Workshops I
MATH1000 Mathematics Foundations for Hospitality
MATH1102 Math for Hospitality

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOSF1185 Fundamentals of Butchery
HOSF1203 Culinary Essentials
HOSF1241 Field Integration/Workshops II
HOSF1242 Baking Techniques II
HOST1005 Food Beverage and Labour Cost Control
HOSF1244 Industry Practicum
HOSF1255 Nutrition Fundamentals From A Culinary Perspective
HOSF1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
HOSF1184 Cafe Production

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Successful participants will be qualified for entry-level food preparation jobs in commercial food service, cafeterias, fast food outlets, restaurants and catering operations.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

This program is free for participants.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mental Health and/or Addictions History
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves all of the following:

  1. Application completion
  2. Academic assessment
  3. Skills assessment
  4. Interview

Course Exemptions

Due to the nature of this employment focused program, it is only offered in block format and as such cannot accommodate course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

How to Apply

Download the application package or call the Augmented Education office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790 or email a request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

Contact Us

For more information or to receive an application package, contact the Augmented Education program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790, or send an email request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

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

Visit Our Campus

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Culinary skills program is taught at our St. James Campus at 300 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ontario.

Information sessions for Culinary Skills are held regularly at the Hospitality Building at George Brown College. Sign up!

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.). Choose "Work and College Preparation" as your area of interest.

You can also explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Culinary Skills Program
(Preparatory Training)
(A110)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Culinary Skills
  • Code: A110
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 semesters
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January
  • Domestic Tuition:
    This program is free for participants.
  • Experiential Learning:

    Program includes classroom and kitchen lab instruction, 150 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s food industry.

Full Description

Augmented Education is a training and employment support model developed by George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Culinary Skills program is one of two Augmented Education programs currently offered at George Brown College.

This employment-focused program offers people with a history of mental illness and/or addiction the choice and the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The Culinary Skills program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process.

The goal of the program is to help people recovering from addiction and/or mental illness take the first steps toward a job in Toronto’s food service industry. There are no fees for this program.

This innovative program includes classroom and kitchen lab instruction, 150 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Class and kitchen lab time is approximately 30 to 35 hours per week, with support and tutoring available from program coaches.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Provide fundamental culinary preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
  2. Apply basic food and bake science to food preparation to create a desired end product.
  3. Contribute to and monitor adherence of others to the provision of a well-maintained kitchen environment and to the service of food and beverage products that are free from harmful bacteria or other contaminants, adhering to health, safety, sanitation and food handling regulations.
  4. Ensure the safe operation of the kitchen and all aspects of food preparation to promote healthy work spaces and the responsible, efficient use of resources.
  5. Support the development of menu options that reflect knowledge of nutrition and food ingredients, promote general health and well-being, respond to a range of nutritional needs and preferences, and address modifications for special diets, food allergies and intolerances, as required.
  6. Apply fundamental business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to promote a fiscally responsible operation.
  7. Apply basic knowledge of sustainability, ethical and local food sourcing, and food security to food preparation and kitchen management, recognizing the potential impacts on food production, consumer choice and operations within the food service industry.
  8. Use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
  9. Perform effectively as a member of a food and beverage preparation and service team and contribute to the success of a food-service operation by applying self-management and interpersonal skills.
  10. Develop strategies for continuous personal and professional learning to ensure currency with and responsiveness to emerging culinary techniques, regulations, and practices in the food service industry.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOSF1233 Baking Pastry and Theory – Basic
HOSF1002 Baking and Pastry for Cooks
HOSF1202 Culinary Foundations
HOSF1029 Theory of Food
HOSF1145 Sanitation
HOSF1237 Field Integration/Workshops I
MATH1000 Mathematics Foundations for Hospitality
MATH1102 Math for Hospitality

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOSF1185 Fundamentals of Butchery
HOSF1203 Culinary Essentials
HOSF1241 Field Integration/Workshops II
HOSF1242 Baking Techniques II
HOST1005 Food Beverage and Labour Cost Control
HOSF1244 Work Placement
HOSF1255 Nutrition Fundamentals From A Culinary Perspective
HOSF1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
HOSF1184 Cafe Production

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Successful participants will be qualified for entry-level food preparation jobs in commercial food service, cafeterias, fast food outlets, restaurants and catering operations.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

This program is free for participants.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mental Health and/or Addictions History
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves all of the following:

  1. Application completion
  2. Academic assessment
  3. Skills assessment
  4. Interview

Course Exemptions

Due to the nature of this employment focused program, it is only offered in block format and as such cannot accommodate course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

How to Apply

Download application package or call the Augmented Education office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790 or email a request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

Contact Us

For more information or to receive an application package, contact the Augmented Education program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790, or send an email request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

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

Visit Our Campus

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Culinary skills program is taught at our St. James Campus at 300 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ontario.

Information sessions for Culinary Skills are held regularly at the Hospitality Building at George Brown College. Sign up!

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.). Choose "Work and College Preparation" as your area of interest.

You can also explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.