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Chef de Cuisine

This diploma program is an intensive 600-hour examination and application of both the Cook Basic and Cook Advanced classic culinary techniques.
Top Toques offers ministry-approved diploma programs for individuals who love to cook and want to learn what it takes to be successful in the foodservice industry.

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Program Details

Program Name
Chef de Cuisine
Program Length
600 hours - 30 weeks
Open for International Students
Program Prerequisites
Ontario high school diploma or completion of CAST entrance exam
Chef de Cuisine
Our Chef de Cuisine Diploma program is unique to Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence. It is an intensive 600-hour training program that combines the culinary skills and techniques from Cook Basic Level 1 and the advanced culinary techniques and business management skills from Cook Advanced Level 2. Our Chef de Cuisine Diploma focuses on giving its students the tools required to fast track their Culinary career. We do this by ensuring that students are receiving adequate hands-on experience – we are proud to say that 2/3, that’s 67%, of your training takes place in our commercial kitchen!

We prepare graduates to work successfully in the food service industry.
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Program Highlights

Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment
Bake Theory
Basic Nutrition
Culinary Techniques - Basic
Communications - Basic
Calculations - Basic
Techniques of Baking
Kitchen Management
Food Theory - Basic
Quantity Food Preparation
Food, Beverage, and Labour Cost Controls
Communications - Advanced
Calculations - Advanced
Food Theory - Advanced
Pastry, Desserts and Related Theory
Culinary Techniques - Advanced
Cuisine - A La Carte

Admissions Requirements

If you wish to be admitted into Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence in Ontario, our admissions process includes a few requirements for students. Students must have completed high school and provide proof of their diploma or transcript. Those who have not completed high school may still be accepted into our program by successfully taking and passing the CAST entrance exam. International students must provide us with proof of post-secondary education or high school completion from their country and successfully complete the IELTS test within the last two years with a 5.5 overall band score. Please note we may also ask international students to complete the CAST entrance exam successfully.

Upcoming Class Dates

All programs start on the same date.
July 2nd, 2024
August 19th, 2024
October 28th, 2024

Application Process

  1. Research Programs Offered
  2. Ensure all Pre-requisites are Met
  3. Review Selection Process
  4. Apply to Program of Interest
  5. Receive Information Interview Session Invite
  6. Attend Interview
If you have any questions, or would rather apply over the phone, please call the Director of Admissions at 519-743-8335.
To speed up the application process, download and fill in the PDF form, and send it to Admissions@TopToques.ca.
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