Culinary Management Get the most hands-on experience here! Unique courses. Opportunity to study in France. 100% grad satisfaction.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound, Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

Touch. Taste. Feel the difference! In this program, students are equipped with the necessary job ready skills for success as a culinary professional in all sectors of the food service industry. Students learn fundamental food knowledge and develop skills to work in the world’s best kitchens giving them exposure to chefs and industry leaders. Students focus on professionalism, culinary and business skills, safety and sanitation, nutrition, product knowledge and identification. Opportunities exist for students to participate in entrepreneurial experiences and access pathways to future learning. Through a capstone activity, students hone knowledge and skills to showcase their culinary and professional leadership skills. This program provides the in school portion of the cook apprenticeship program of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Additional program-specific fee information for Culinary Management.

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.


View the Culinary Management articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


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
  • FOSR2015 Developing Regional Cuisine
  • FOSR2016 Practical Butchery
  • FOSR2017 Garde Manger
  • FOSR2003 Wine, Beer and Spirits
  • FOSR2018 Menu and Facility Design
  • FOSR2004 Patisserie
  • FOSR2019 Showcasing Regional Cuisine
  • MGMT2001 Principles of Management
  • ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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

Co-op Work Term

  • COOP1036 Culinary Management Work Term