International Cuisine Program (Postgraduate) (H415)

Program Description

Program Overview

Are you looking to create dishes by combining the elements of regional traditions and authentic ingredients from cultures that span the globe? Would you like to embed new influences in traditional menus? Immerse yourself in cuisine and cultures by enrolling in the George Brown College International Cuisine program and studying cuisines steeped in tradition.

Our one-year International Cuisine graduate certificate program prepares you for the dynamic and diverse culinary scene in Toronto and around the world by giving you the skills to work in a variety of international cuisines.

Full Description

This program is your passport to grow and enhance your culinary skill set with a specialization in international cuisine. Demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice will teach you the fundamental skills for a successful career that allows you to work in a wide variety of today’s leading culinary establishments. You will explore culinary skills related to appetizers, entrees, snacks and desserts from India, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Throughout this program you will: 

  • Experience hands-on learning, participate in field trips to spice markets, learn about international beverages, build your knowledge in international cuisine and learn how culture influences cuisine.
  • Have the opportunity to complete a unique international or domestic placement.
  • Build and display a comprehensive portfolio that showcases the knowledge you have learned throughout the program.

Build a portfolio of your experience in Canada and internationally with specialized skills and knowledge that differentiates you from others in the industry.

Attention students with food allergies. Please be aware that our recipes are designed with keeping cooking skills and authentic flavours in mind. As a result, the ingredients that are used in our recipes may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or wheat. While we take steps to minimize risk, while handling the foods that contain potential allergens, please be advised that cross-contamination may occur, as factors beyond our reasonable control.

We try our best to accommodate all students, but some recipes and skills may require the use of these ingredients and cannot be substituted.

Program Schedule

The schedule for the International Cuisine graduate certificate program currently operates from Monday to Friday. Some classes may begin at 7 a.m. or run until 10 p.m.

Your Field Education Options

You will have the opportunity to take part in a unique international or domestic externship. This opportunity will allow you to put your skills on display and give you the chance to work with top international and domestic chefs and industry leaders. This program teaches you how to study and explore world cuisines as well as apply these skills to other cuisines to create your own style.

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

Graduates may work in local, domestic and international dining establishments, find employment in a range of kitchens with broad and diverse menus, or may take an entrepreneurial path.


This program aims to connect culture with cuisine in understanding a range of countries/continents and regions and respond to local and national demand for authentic international cuisine. Graduates will meet this demand by preparing authentic dishes, culturally inspired menus or fusion menu options. 

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