Algonquin College

Culinary Skills


Sharpen your skills in world-class culinary labs.
This one-year Culinary Skills Ontario College Certificate program teaches you the cutting-edge skills you need to succeed in the high-growth culinary industry. Learn essential food preparation skills and techniques from industry professionals in Algonquin Colleges world-class culinary labs. Topics include nutrition and food theory, food cost control, menu planning and sanitation and safety procedures. The hands-on experience and knowledge you gain opens many doors for you and helps to shape your career as a professional cook. Some classes are held in the evening and on the weekend in Restaurant International, Algonquin Colleges on-campus fine-dining restaurant, to give you a taste of your career before graduation.
Expand your real-world experience and make industry connections with an 80-hour field placement. With opportunities to participate in community events, culinary competitions and activities, you have many opportunities to refine your skills and gain further experience.
The skills you gain may open doors to your culinary career as cooks or assistant cooks in:

cruise ships
catering companies
With additional training, you may advance into positions such as:

commis de cuisine
junior/executive sous-chef, and
executive chef de cuisine
This program is well suited for students who:

Are well organized, creative and work well under tight time constraints and pressure.
Aspire to own a restaurant or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
Can work independently and contribute to a team environment.
Are able to work long hours.
Seek rewarding opportunities and experiences.
Understand the importance of work safety practices.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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