Culinary Business Operations Diploma

North Island College
Program overview
2 years
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 Diploma

Prepare for mid-level positions in the culinary industry. This diploma blends professional cook level 3 with business, financial, marketing and leadership skills. Gain work experience in the vibrant campus-based Café and Bistro settings and connect with employers through co-op opportunities.

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Admission requirements

  • C in English 12; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of NIC ENG-104.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, NIC MAT-053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055 or math assessment
  • Current 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

Year One: (12 months, September to August)

  • 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

Year Two: (12 months, September to August)

  • Effective Organizational Writing
  • Occupational Skills and Industry Standards Advanced
  • Protein Cookery Advanced
  • Regional Cuisine and Beverages
  • Current Trends and International Flavours
  • Advanced Pastry, Cake, and Dessert Production
  • Artisanal Bread Making
  • Buffet Presentation and Charcuterie
  • Foodservice Production and Operations
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Culinary Co-operative Education Work Term

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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Kartik G.

Choosing NIC as an International student was a right choice I have made so far. All the instructors, mentors and specially counsellors and advisors are blessings for me. They always give honest suggestions and try to help the student as far they can. I am glad to be a part of NIC family. Thanks!!

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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