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Top Toques
Institute of Culinary Excellence

Mission

We are committed to improving the culinary industry by providing higher education opportunities and exceptional professional training focused on employable skills that prepare the students under our tutelage for the demands of the workforce. W pledge to impart uncompromising dedication, knowledge, skills, and techniques in a dynamic and practical learning environment built on the expectations of the industry. Our goal is to continue to learn and grow our skills and techniques so that we may continue to instruct at the highest academic and practical levels, thus preparing our students for the industry on both the regional and global scales.

Vision

To exemplify and promote the development of excellence in culinary arts training. We are committed to improving the industry by training highly skilled and educated Chefs with a commitment to professionalism, advanced technical culinary skills, innovation, critical thinking, accountability, and leadership. We are founded on the simple principle that great cooking and culinary arts education must be complete, practical, rewarding and most of all employable. Our uncompromising dedication to exceptional culinary arts education and training gives Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence its International reputation.

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Core Values

  • Responsible Leadership
  • The willingness to continue to learn and being humble
  • Feeding your passion
  • Promote accountability
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Planning and critical thinking

Our students are future leaders (Top Toques) in our industry, business owners, and culinary professionals who are dedicated to the training in culinary arts excellence, food science, hospitality, finances, culinary management, and entrepreneurship in an environment that fosters professionalism, mutual respect, personal integrity, and accountability.

97% Employment Rate for Our Graduates

Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence is a culinary school in Kitchener, Ontario. Top Toques is founded on a simple idea: that great cooking and culinary arts education must be complete, practical, and rewarding, and give its graduates the best possible foundation for a career in the food service industry. We offer a concentrated education based on learning by doing, where technique and practical hands-on application form the backbone of our professional programs.

A diploma from Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence can enhance your opportunities in the hospitality industry and lead to greater career advancement within your chosen discipline. With a 97% employment rate for our graduates, our students go on to work in some of the most prestigious and successful restaurants in Canada.

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

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Local Culinary School Rebrands as Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence

KITCHENER, Ontario: After decades of service, the Kitchener Campus of Liaison College has rebranded to Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence. This rebrand is to reflect the College’s vision and sole focus on education and training for the industry.

Director Chef Elaina Kourie, CCC, CCE, MWMCS, and her team of Chefs have an uncompromising dedication to exceptional culinary arts education and training. To continue the success of the College, Chef Elaina set out to expand her mission. Today as Top Toques, the institution is exclusively committed to continuously providing quality culinary arts education to improve the culinary industry.

Chef Elaina’s vision is, “To exemplify and promote the development of excellence in culinary arts training. We are committed to improving the industry by training highly skilled and educated Chefs with a commitment to professionalism, advanced technical culinary skills, innovation, critical thinking, accountability, and leadership.”

Top Toques offers Ministry-approved diploma programs for individuals who love to cook and want to learn what it takes to succeed in the foodservice industry. The students of Top Toques are the future leaders of the culinary industry. They are dedicated to training in culinary arts excellence, food science, culinary management, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and much more. Applications for the upcoming fall program start date are now open. Programs are offered in an accelerated time frame through full-time and part-time studies with online options available. Reach out to Admissions@TopToques.ca for more information.

About-Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence

Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence was founded on a simple idea; culinary arts education must be practical, rewarding, and give its graduates the best possible foundation for a career. The institute focuses on career training in the culinary arts, offering 2/3 of the program in the kitchen. Designed by Chefs, the programs provide students with the skills they need in today’s demanding foodservice operations. What sets Top Toques apart is a concentrated education based on learning by doing, where techniques and practical hands-on application form the backbone of the professional programs.

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