Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
January 2024

September 2024

January 2025

September 2025

About this program

Culinary Management

Being a top chef goes beyond loving food. It’s about appreciating the soil and sunshine, how food is grown and what it takes to run a business. It means taking creative risks and constantly adapting. If this is the career of which you’ve been dreaming, start creating now in Loyalist’s on-campus gourmet restaurant, Resto 213.

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Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent

Recommended academic preparation

  • Grade 12 Mathematics

Is it for you?

Do you have what it takes? You can succeed in this field if you are:

  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to take creative risks
  • Skilled at time management
  • Excellent under pressure in a fast-paced environment

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Career Preparation
  • Culinary Math
  • Culinary Techniques 1
  • Culinary Techniques a la Carte 1
  • Food Theory 1
  • Orientation and Safety Training
  • Techniques of Baking 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • Culinary Techniques 2
  • Culinary Techniques a la Carte 2
  • Food Theory 2
  • Menu Planning
  • Techniques of Baking 2

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Catering and Event Planning
  • Culinary Business 1
  • Food & Beverage Practical 1
  • Profit Management
  • General Education Elective

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Advanced Gastronomy
  • Culinary Business 2
  • Food and Beverage Practical 2
  • Wine & Beverage Appreciation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,308
  • Total: $4,030.08



  • One-year Ontario College Certificate in Culinary Skills
  • Two-year Ontario College Diploma in Culinary Management

Experiential learning

Create and innovate under the guidance of distinguished chefs with a rich appreciation of farm-to-table cuisine.

  • Work in the kitchen and dining room of Resto 213, Loyalist’s on-campus student-run gourmet restaurant.
  • Earn first-hand experience in all aspects of culinary management — from hosting and service, food preparation, pricing and menu design, to developing marketing strategies.
  • Students also prepare food for the Loyalist Market, a retail outlet offering an amazing variety of fresh and frozen products designed and created by Culinary students.
  • Optional field trips provide invaluable experience in food and culture. Recent destinations include New York City, Paris, Switzerland and Portugal.
  • Receive individual attention from licensed chefs and Red Seal pastry chefs.

Career paths

Find your career

There’s no life like the one of a chef and the opportunities are limitless.

  • Culinary Management graduates are prepared to work as cooks and apprentices in their choice of establishment around the world.
  • Opening a restaurant is a high-risk venture. A diploma from Loyalist will prepare you to pursue your dreams with solid skills in culinary technique, marketing and leadership.
  • Diploma graduates complete the in-class requirements for apprenticeship training.
  • Following completion of on-the-job apprenticeship outcomes, graduates are qualified to write the exam for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification — an internationally recognized standard of quality.

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

Loyalist College will be Ontario’s Destination College, known locally, nationally, and internationally as a deliberate choice of students, faculty, and staff, where their experiences are enabled by an engaged and supportive culture....

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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