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About Kitchener, ON

Kitchener finds itself at the center of an up-and-coming and always-evolving food scene with a large array of domestic and ethnic food establishments. Kitchener is conveniently located for ease of travel to multiple cities in the area such as Guelph, Waterloo, and Cambridge, and it is only 1 hour from Toronto, ON.

Why Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence?

Students choose Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence for its commitment to excellence in Culinary Arts training and a job placement rate of over 97%. Our training is comprised of practical hands-on training (67%) and in-class theory (33%).

Practical hands-on training – 67% of class time is in the Kitchen.
chef adding sauce to dish

Our Programs

At Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence, we guarantee uncompromised support from our staff to ensure the smoothest transition into Canada as possible. We will assist you with the application, admissions process, and enrolment as well as equip you with unparalleled training to get you on your way to your new career.

We offer Ministry approved Diploma programs catered to your future culinary goals, click on the programs below for more information:

Application Process

Please fill in the pre-admissions form. We will review your information and contact you within 2 business days to arrange a time and date for a telephone or Skype pre-application interview about your desire to receive culinary training. You will then apply for formal admissions.

Your application to Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence will be reviewed for acceptance within 5 business days. Accepted students will receive a formal acceptance letter from Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence which is what is required to next apply for your student VISA. The cost of the acceptance letter is $495CAD.

Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence requires Basic English proficiency for admittance. You will need to have completed the IELTS (International English Literacy Test Score) with a Band Score of at least 5.5 needed for admission within the last two years.

For more information on the IELTS click here.

Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence is a Designated Learning Institution:
DLI# O260428979632

Student VISA Information

With your acceptance letter from Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence you can now apply for a Student Visa to come to Canada as an International Student.

You will complete the Student Visa Application at:

Please note: You are allowed to work in Canada on a part-time basis up to 20 hours per week while a full time student at Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence. You are also allowed to work full time during all breaks and school vacation periods.

For more information on student work permits visit:

We are here to assist you anytime if you have questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Kitchener and being an instrumental part of your stay in Canada.

Interested in Training?

Inquire today about our start dates!