• Hands-on training with red seal certified chefs​​
  • Continuous intakes
  • Career Action Plan Services (CAPS)
  • Full time and part-time schedules
  • Small class sizes (max. 16 students)
  • Full commercial grade kitchen and equipment
  • Accelerated programs
  • Lifetime placement assistance
  • Lifetime course refreshers
  • Red seal exam review privileges
  • Chef’s Table – 5 course tasting menus
  • Friday lunch menu – chef of the week
  • Interest-free payment plans
  • And so much more …

Contact our Director of Admissions at 519-743-8335 or Admissions@TopToques.ca for more information.

Most post-secondary schools will require to pay your school fees in advance of attending classes or before completion of the program. Top Toques understands that this may not always be feasible, so we have created options for you to finance your school fees. Please speak to the Admissions Department to learn more about our payment plans which may include the following:

  1. Payments can be made by Interac Debit, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Cash or Cheque.
  2. Monthly Payment plans to fit your budget, that allows fees to paid directly from your bank account.
  3. RESP – Funds saved through a Registered Education Savings Plan for the purposes of your child’s education.
  4. RRSP – The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) offered through the Government of Canada can allow you to borrow from your RRSP for the purposes of furthering your education.
  5. The cost of education is an investment in your future. All Top Toques registered programs are eligible for a T2202 receipt for income tax purposes.

Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career Funding): Top Toques is registered with Service Ontario and are approved for Second Career Strategy funding. The admissions office at the College can provide you with assistance in obtaining the information you need to process an application.

First Nations Funding: Native Students may be eligible for funding through their First Nation. The admissions office at the campus can assist you with a referral.

Other Funding: Top Toques has worked with insurance claims, employer training program incentives, private education funding groups and many more. The admissions office is available to provide you with assistance.

Industry professionals may qualify for practical exemption. If you are exempt from the practical portion of in-school training, you are still required to complete the 100-hour theory component. Your training will enable you to challenge the Red Seal provincial exam (if you have enough working hours to qualify). Top Toques offers the Red Seal Preparation Program; 100-Hour theory component to challenge the Red Seal Examination.  Contact the admissions office at the College to get the information you need.

Students who do not have Grade 12 or equivalent, will be asked to complete a qualifying test that has been approved by the Superintendent.

Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent, or pass a qualifying test that has been approved by the Superintendent.

Top Toques is focused on employable skills training to get you job ready and working! Our courses are conveniently scheduled around your timetable. Life doesn’t have to be placed on hold because you’ve decided to train for a career. The programs are held in the morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday. Continuing Education or Part-time training is also available two evenings a week.  Monday nights and Tuesday nights.

We can help you advance in the career of your dreams.  Let our award-winning certified Instructors provide the training, skills, and techniques necessary for the demands of the food industry.  Our Chefs hold the following designations; Red Seal Chefs, Chef de Cuisines, Certified Culinary Educators, and World Master Chef Society members.

There are many resources available to assist you with your decision.  Also, read what other students and graduates have to say about training at Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence on our Testimonials page on the www.TopToques.ca.

  • The Career Colleges Ontario has information on colleges and other relevant resources.
  • Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program explains what is required to gain Red Seal approval as a cook or baker.
  • The Canadian Government provides analyses of the job prospects for Chefs, Cooks, Bakers.
  • The Ontario Essential Skills Profile describes essential skills and work habits that are important for work, learning and life.
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