Please note: students must complete the one-year Culinary Skills Ontario College Certificate program and then transfer into Culinary Management for the second year (total duration of both Culinary Skills and Culinary Management is two years).

The modern culinary arts industry is sophisticated, dynamic, and always evolving. It's an industry where food and culture, tastes and tradition go hand-in-hand. If you're excited to learn more about the culinary arts and to nurture your love of food and people, the Culinary Management program will allow your passions to shine.

Of course, you'll learn about food basics, techniques, and styles. But in this culinary management program, there's a lot more. You'll learn about the dining culture. The theory and history of mixing drinks. The history of wine and how to pair it with food. The ins and outs of fine dining and hosting will be taught when you prepare gourmet meals for industry professionals and wine experts. As well, you'll get real kitchen experience by working in Fanshawe's very own restaurant, The Chef's Table.

You'll round out your skills with three semesters of baking and seven more learning all of the tricks of the Culinary Arts trade. When you graduate with a culinary management diploma, your career path will have as many diverse options as you'll have skills. Perhaps the restaurant industry will call? Or the catering world, hotels or a resort will be your destination?

Whatever your choice, you'll be prepared. You may even be recruited by one of many industry professionals who visit Fanshawe regularly.

Admission Requirements

  • A Culinary Skills Ontario College Certificate from Fanshawe College
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 Food and Culture (M)
  • Grade 12 Nutrition and Health (C)
  • Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (O) OR Grade 12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions (C)
  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Entrepreneurship (C) or (O)
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 Hospitality and Tourism (C)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business or Technical Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Develop an interest in food preparation and service by visiting restaurants and hotels
  • Develop an interest in the food and customs of other countries
  • Develop leadership skills
  • The kind of person who enters the field of hospitality should be responsible, personable, and should enjoy working with people in a challenging industry
  • Employment in the hospitality industry would be an asset

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by May 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
  4. Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Culinary Skills program.

Post-Admission Requirements

  • Valid Safe Food Handlers Certificate
  • Valid Smart Serve Certificate
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment as cooks at various levels in a wide variety of foodservice environments. The training provided may also lead to the possibility of self-employment in the Hospitality Industry and/or Chef/Food Service Manager.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
May 2020
Sep 2020
2 years
6,019 CAD
Canadian Tuition Fee: $1,186.74 International Tuition Fee: $6,019.71
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Diploma in Culinary Management