The exciting and growing world of professional culinary arts offers talented and committed individuals a wide spectrum of opportunity. In Canada, and internationally, skilled chefs are very much in demand. Whether in a leading edge restaurant, resort or hotel, catering operations or product development kitchens, a rewarding career awaits the prepared and qualified individual.
This diploma level program will provide graduates with the skills and training needed to achieve higher levels of employment in the professional culinary industry.
Good chefs are more than good cooks; they also have to be a good manager of their kitchen and its outlets. For any student who aspires to become a professional chef, this two-year diploma program will provide you with all of the necessary foundation skills for success in the industry. In addition to courses in Culinary Techniques, Vegetarian and International Cookery and Bakery Skills, Culinary Management students will study business communications, management practices, nutrition, menu planning and development and applied computer skills.
The training will prepare our students to successfully meet the demands of the industry as well-rounded graduates with technical and interpersonal skills. This program provides the complete in-school portion of the Basic and Advanced Apprenticeship certification programs.
Skilled chefs are in very high demand and you will find employment wherever food is prepared; including restaurants, hotels and resorts, casinos, cruise lines, caterers, private clubs, fine inns and Bed and Breakfasts.
Essence Dining Room
Students embrace real-life learning by running Essence, an on-campus restaurant, for three semesters. Enjoy great foods from around the world at fantastic prices at Essence Dining Room, operated by students on the Kingston campus. Enjoy three-course lunches or five-course dinners. Open to students, staff and the general public. This culinary teaching environment benefits our students immensely by giving them hands-on experience. Click here to learn more about Essence.
Barbados Exchange Program
A number of spaces will be available each year for students to complete the second year of their studies as exchange students at Barbados Community College. Students will pay St. Lawrence College tuition and will receive full credit for their studies in both institutions, earning a Culinary Management Diploma from St. Lawrence College and an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Culinary Arts from Barbados Community College. Add a year in Ireland: Graduates will be eligible to continue their studies in Ireland earning a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts. Three years, three countries, three credentials: an incredible start to your culinary career!
Study in Ireland
Graduates of this program can turn their diploma into a degree in Ireland. Check out our flyer (pdf) to find out more information or click here to learn more about studying in Ireland.
Are you in the Canadian Armed Forces?
Students enrolled in the CAF may have their education subsidized or you may be eligible for advanced standing for the training you have completed. For more information on the Non-Commissioned-Member Subsidized Education Plan (NCM-SEP), students can visit the Canadian Armed Forces website or contact the local recruiting center near them. Students, enrolled in recognized programs, who qualify and graduate could be granted advanced standing when joining the CAF. This could lead to accelerated promotion, as a portion of their training would be completed.
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