Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program academically qualifies people for entry into several programs in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. These programs are Culinary Management; Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management; Culinary Skills – Chef Training; Baking and Pastry Arts Management; Culinary Management – Nutrition; Tourism and Hospitality Management; and Special Event Management. The program is closely linked to operators of recognized hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.


Program name
Hospitality Services
1 year (2 semesters)
Starting month
Ontario College Certificate
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 N/A
International students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 N/A

Full Description


Pre-programs are post-secondary certificate programs that offer students the opportunity to take courses for career exploration or to qualify for further study. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers and built-in advising and supports, the pre-programs help students strengthen their academic skills and prepare for further course work.

Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program prepares students academically for entry into the following Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs:

This unique program has a foundation of Hospitality, Food & Beverage and Culinary Arts courses that are taught by faculty in the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. Other important courses include Applied Math and Communications.

The program is closely linked to operators of hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.

Academic advisory services, career preparation, student support and success strategies are interwoven throughout the courses.

Note: Successful completion of this program is not a guarantee of admission to any other program, nor is it a requirement of any other program.

H101 Students

Part Time Study Options

George Brown offers a variety of part-time certificates and evening and weekend courses in Hospitality. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Provide hospitality service in a professional manner in order to increase customer satisfaction.
  2. Identify and describe the various sectors of the Canadian tourism industry.
  3. Use basic mathematic and monetary calculations to assist with the daily functions of a hospitality operation.
  4. Assist in the marketing and sales of small and medium sized hospitality operation.
  5. Identify and comply with health and safety regulations, legislation, and procedures related to the hospitality industry.
  6. Plan and implement personal and professional development strategies related to the hospitality industry.
  7. Use current technologies, systems, and computer applications to support daily functions of a hospitality operation.
  8. Perform as an entry-level accommodation operations team member in both front and back of the house positions.
  9. Perform as an entry-level food and beverage team member in both front and back of the house positions.

Required Courses


semester courses
CodeCourse name
HOSF1255Nutrition Fundamentals from a Culinary Perspective
HOSF1231Dining and Catering in a Global Context
HOST1000Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
HOST1068Smart Serve
HOSF1202Culinary Foundations
HOSF1203Culinary Essentials
HOSF1146First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
MATH1000Mathematics Foundations for Hospitality
COMM1003English Skills
HOST1138Career Readiness Externship Preparation


semester courses
CodeCourse name
HOST1113Hotel and Lodging Operations
HOST1051Industry Practicum
MATH1102Mathematics for Hospitality
COMM1007College English
HOST1033Service Excellence

The School of Work and College Preparation provides applicants and students with access to a Pathway Advisor, who provides information about upgrading options, pre-programs and articulation agreements and helps facilitate the transition into further post-secondary programs.

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

Graduates of Hospitality Services who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher may be accepted into a number of college Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs (noted above), providing admission requirements are met and space is available. They may also apply for elective credit and exemptions for courses in those programs.


$4,423.00 * †

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 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

† Additional Costs

Uniforms, tools, manuals, books - $700 (fees are subject to change)

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

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.

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Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Special Requirements

Students should be aware that various allergens, including nuts, dairy and shellfish, are routinely used in practical labs. Additionally, although George Brown College is sensitive to religious observances, products purchased to meet all provincial and federal regulations for production and consumption may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

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For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at or visit the Admissions web page.


For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits, visas, accommodations or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at or visit the International Application Process web page.


For inquiries about OSAP, bursaries, scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) (H101)

For general School of Hospitality and Tourism Management related inquiries please contact

For Program Curriculum inquiries, please contact the Co-ordinator:

Tammy Vaillancourt, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts


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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Thinking about attending George Brown? The Hospitality Services program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario. Sign up for an information session, book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.) or explore our virtual tour.

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