Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
In the Culinary Management program, you'll discover that whether creatively designing a restaurant menu or planning culinary events within large hotel operations, working with food to provide world-class culinary experiences for guests is one of the most rewarding careers.
With a focus on using local Ontario food products and learning about seasonal cooking, this college diploma program will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to create exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavours.
Prior to beginning an exciting 14-week work-integrated learning opportunity at Centennial's restaurant and cafe, The Local or with one of the School's reputable partners, you'll hone your skills by working in state-of-the-art culinary labs that include a cafe, restaurant and event centre.
You'll also graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, making you job-ready.
The art of cooking, blended with the skill of team leadership and business entrepreneurship, will ensure that when you graduate from this Culinary Management program, you'll find exciting career opportunities in the fast-paced, ever-changing industry. This field will take you anywhere you want to go. All you need is hard work, drive and passion.
It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program
The program will include an innovative industry training and awareness certification, It’s Your Shift. The certification will equip you with crucial knowledge and provide current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as a frontline worker or manager. It will support you, as you enter the hospitality industry, to become a leader for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.
The Ocean Wise Program
The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts and The Local Cafe and Restaurant use delicious and ocean-friendly Ocean Wise products. Ocean Wise is a conservation and education program that works with chefs, restaurants and seafood suppliers to help them with sustainable seafood sourcing.
Feast On® Certification
Centennial College's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has become the first academic institution to receive Feast On® certification for its sourcing of local food and beverage products used in academic programs as well as experiential-learning foodservice operations. The Culinary Tourism Alliance established Feast On as a certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario- grown and -produced food and drink.
To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-160/161||College Communication 1|
|COOK-101||Principles of Nutrition|
|COOK-105||Theory of Food|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|HOSP-101||Introduction to Computers (Online)|
|HOSP-102||Food Safety, Smart Serve, First Aid|
|HOSP-115||Math for Hospitality|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|COOK-202||Catering Culinary Operations|
|COOK-204||Cuisine and Culture|
|COOK-210||Kitchen Management I|
|COOK-211||Culinary Skills II|
|COOK-222||Restaurant Culinary Operations|
|COOK-250||Food and Tourism Elective|
|HOSP-320||Principles of Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Control|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COOK-304||Sustainable Food Systems|
|COOK-307||Food Studies Career Preparation|
|COOK-333||Local and Sustainable Cuisine|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|HOSP-122||Beverage, Bar and Dining Room|
|HOSP-215||Introduction to Hospitality Accounting|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- This Culinary Management program features exclusive experiential learning opportunities in state-of-the-art kitchens, bake labs, a restaurant, cafe and event centre.
- Because much of the learning is hands-on, you start to become prepared for the industry from the moment you enter the program.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration - Management|
|Institute of Technology, Tralee||Bachelor of Arts - Culinary Arts|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School||Honours Bachelor of Arts - Culinary Arts|
|Honours Bachelor of Arts - International Hospitality and Events Management|
|Honours Bachelor of Arts - International Hospitality Management|
|Vancouver Island University||Bachelor of Hospitality Management|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor Degree in any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
*Vancouver Island University: This program articulates directly to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Island University, allowing you to also complete a degree in an additional 2 years.
- Sous Chef
- Kitchen Manager
- Catering Manager
- Food Entrepreneur
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|