Culinary Skills - Chef Training Unique courses (butchery, cured meats). Paid catering, special event and travel opportunities. Graduate job-ready or continue your studies.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus

Program description

Feed your dreams! This one year program trains students to work in professional kitchens regionally, nationally, and internationally. Students will learn fundamental food knowledge and develop skills of food preparation and presentation that prepares them for lifelong career success with strong industry connections. Students will practice professionalism, culinary and management skills, safety and sanitation, nutrition, product knowledge and identification while applying their skills in a hands on learning environment. This program provides the in school portion of the cook apprenticeship program of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Additional program specific fee information for Culinary Skills - Chef Training

Effective September 2017, the program Culinary Skills – Chef Training (major code CULS) will be re-titled Culinary Skills (major code CULI). Visit the new program page for information.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

  • FOSR1015 Basic Nutrition and Food Safety Training
  • FOSR1016 Basic Cooking Techniques and Product Knowledge
  • FOSR1017 Basic Foodservice Cooking
  • FOSR1018 Basic Baking and Pastry Skills
  • FOSR1019 Basic Kitchen Management and the Professional Chef
  • FOSR1020 Advanced Nutrition and Food for Health
  • FOSR1021 Advanced Cooking Techniques and Product Knowledge
  • FOSR1022 Advanced Foodservice Cooking
  • FOSR1023 Advanced Baking and Pastry Skills
  • FOSR1024 Advanced Kitchen Management and the Profitable Chef

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list