St. Lawrence College Culinary Programs offer method-based, hands-on, experiential, work-integrated learning.
Our programs are quality-based with approachable Chef instructors with diverse background experience in a collaborative real-world learning environment.
Build the foundation to succeed, gain, and advance your skills and acquire the confidence to work in an exciting, fast-changing professional culinary world.
A combination of both theoretical and applied practical courses in our curriculum are designed to expose students to all aspects of cuisines. Small class sizes facilitate the student’s personal development into a skilled and thoughtful cook.
The SLC Culinary Faculty are proud of our alumni success stories, and we continue to build and improve our programs to foster ready to succeed culinary graduates.
All culinary programs offer the flexibility to decide if a Culinary Skills Certificate (one-year program) or a Culinary Management Diploma (two-year program) is the right fit.
All culinary program's first and second semester courses are the same, offering a seamless transition when deciding to transfer between a one-year and two-year culinary credential/program.
Line cook/commis chef
Kitchen, restaurant, or recipe designer
Food truck owner
Our graduates have found jobs at the following local establishments in Kingston:
Bread and Butter Bakery and Toast and Jam Restaurant
Aqua Terra Restaurant
Pan Chancho Bakery and Chez Piggy Restaurant
Black Dog Catering Company
Casa Domenico Restaurant
Tango Neuvo Restaurant
The Rustic Spud Restaurant
The Keg Restaurant
Bustini’s Catering Company
Graduates have also gone on to find employment in establishments across Canada and around the world, including:
Atelier Restaurant, Ottawa
Fairmont Hotels, Bermuda
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, Banff, Alberta
Graduates will be eligible to continue their studies in Ireland, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts. Three years, three countries, three credentials: an incredible start to your culinary career.