|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,874 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$12,876), health insurance and ancillary fees.
Please REVIEW the Humber College`s refund/deferral policy.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
Please REVIEW the EdviseCanada`s fee policy.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma, equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), including these required courses:
Note: This program is available for if the applicant meets all academic requirements other than English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
From the business side of hospitality, to à la carte cuisine, Humber’s Culinary Skills certificate program prepares you for a career as a professional chef. Gain theoretical and practical skills while learning in cutting-edge labs and real-world settings with the latest kitchen technology and equipment.
Many graduates of this one-year program continue on for another year and complete the Culinary Management diploma program or enter our Cook Apprenticeship program.
Students also have the opportunity to experience preparing meals on the Humber Food Truck, Humber’s classroom on wheels.
A fast-track program is implemented for the January start. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to August).
The curriculum for this program is similar to the first year of the Culinary Management program. This allows students to transition into the Culinary Management program after the first semester or at the end of the second semester with bridging courses. Alternatively, students are able to move into the Cook Apprenticeship program providing they have an eligible employer.
Qualified students will complete a seven-week work placement following Semester 2 (40 hours/week). This unpaid work experience takes place in the kitchens of leading hotels or restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area.
Launch your career as a chef in the $60 billion Canadian foodservice industry with our intense and dynamic program.
Trained chefs are always in demand in locations such as:
- golf clubs
- trains and cruise ships
- resorts and stadiums
- within corporations worldwide
From line cook to magazine test kitchens and airline headquarters, the diversity of venues for the chef’s art and science is unmatched. And if you’re among those who dream of owning your own restaurant or bar, this is where you start.
Train with world-class faculty, including multiple-award-winning chefs, and follow in the footsteps of the many provincial and national competition award-winners and Olympians this program has produced.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)
Humber has been awarded international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.