Culinary Business Operations Certificate

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
September 2024

British Columbia
September 2025
North Island College

About this program

Culinary Business Operations Certificate

Prepare for entry to mid-level positions in the culinary industry. This diploma blends ITA professional cook levels 1 & 2, front of house and business skills. Practice in NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchens. You’ll also gain workplace experience and connect with employers through co-op opportunities. You can also continue your training with NIC's Culinary Business Operations Advanced diploma.

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Admission requirements

  1. C in English 10; and
  2. C in one of Principles of Math 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Math 11, Foundation of Math 11, NIC MAT-033; or successful NIC math assessment.
  3. High school graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.
  4. Successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1

In addition to above academic requirements, high school graduation requirement and English proficiency requirement apply to all international applicants.

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Program content

  • Occupational Skills and Industry Standards Essentials
  • Short Order
  • Soup and Sauce Essentials
  • Vegetables, Starches, and Fruits
  • Protein Cookery Essentials
  • Fundamentals of Baked Goods and Desserts
  • The Lab
  • The Café
  • The Bistro
  • Culinary Co-operative Education Work Term - Diploma
  • Occupational Skills and Industry Standards Intermediate
  • Fine Dining Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres
  • Specialty Soups and Sauces
  • Vegetables, Starches, and Fresh Pasta
  • Protein Cookery Intermediate
  • Fine Dining Desserts and Breads
  • Regional Products and Procurement
  • Front of House and Technology
  • The Restaurant
  • Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar

Scholarships & funding

North Island College offers scholarship opportunities to new students. For details please visit the institute website.


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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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