If working in a team environment dedicated to culinary excellence and customer service is your passion then Culinary Management will prepare you for this career path. Students learn basic cooking fundamentals, baking skills and gain a practical knowledge of food safety and sanitation. Students will also gain experience in a wide range of advanced cooking skills and techniques as well as basic knowledge of viticulture (the art of pairing wine and food). Students must be good at multi-tasking and have the ability to work quickly, while paying attention to detail. These positions are physically demanding and require people to stand for long hours.
- Teaching Restaurant – Eatery 101 provides students with amazing real-world experience.
- Several Certified Chef de Cuisine on staff.
- All teachers are certified journeypersons.
- Curriculum is modeled after the Ministry standards and guidelines for cook apprentice.
There are very good job opportunities for graduates of the Culinary Management program in a wide variety of establishments including restaurants, clubs, dining and convention centres, resorts, and institutions such as hospitals, long term care facilities and cafeterias. The typical entry level position is prep cook with the potential for advancement.
Apprenticeship may be available - please inquire with your local Ministry of Education and Training Apprenticeship Branch at (519) 973-1441.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
|Computer Studies For M.L.T.
|Culinary Skills & Techniques I
|Baking And Pastry Arts I
|Introduction To Safe Food Handling, (Theory)
|Introduction To Safe Food Handling, (Practical)
Smart Start Information
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Culinary Management Program (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53107)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Provide advanced culinary planning, preparation and presentation for a variety of food service environments using a range of classical and contemporary techniques.
- Apply basic and advanced food and bake science to food preparation to create a desired end product.
- 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.
- Ensure the safe operation of the kitchen and all aspects of food preparation to promote healthy work spaces, responsible kitchen management and efficient use of resources.
- Create menus 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.
- Apply business principles and recognized industry costing and control practices to food service operations to manage and promote a fiscally responsible operation.
- Apply 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.
- Select and use technology, including contemporary kitchen equipment, for food production and promotion.
- 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.
- 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.
- Contribute to the development of marketing strategies that promote the successful operation of a food service business.
- Contribute to the business management of a variety of food and beverage operations to foster an engaging work environment that reflects service excellence.