Centennial College's Culinary Skills program is well-rounded and will take just one year to complete. This college certificate program will empha a culinary skills foundation while sourcing local Ontario food products and teaching the art of seasonal cooking.
From industry-leading chef faculty members, you'll learn to prepare exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavours. These dedicated instructors will provide you with the hands-on training and learning experiences that will ensure you master culinary fundamentals, ingredients, food preparation and all of the other skills required to enter this exciting industry. This training will take place in culinary labs, including Centennial College's cafe, restaurant and event centre. You'll also come to understand that a career in the culinary field is fueled by passion and rewarded through skill development.
Upon successful program completion, you'll obtain important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, which will increase your employability.
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 the academic programs and the School's 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.