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Culinary Management

This is our ultimate 680-hour diploma program, combining the culinary skills and techniques of the Chef de Cuisine program with the business management skills of the Food Entrepreneurship program.
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.

We pride ourselves on our 97% employment rate!
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Program Details

Program Name
Culinary Management
Program Length
680 hours - 34 weeks
Open for International Students
Program Prerequisites
Ontario high school diploma or completion of CAST entrance exam
Culinary Management Diploma
This is Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence’s ultimate diploma program. It combines the foundation, skills, and techniques of Cook Basic Level 1 with the advanced culinary and customer service skills of Cook Advanced Level 2. After this, students are taught the entrepreneurial and business skills necessary to own and operate a successful foodservice operation. For more information on each of the program components please see Cook Basic Level 1, Cook Advanced Level 2, and Personal Chef. This 680 hour program is recognized by the Ontario College of Trades as equivalent hours and training to be counted towards your Red Seal. The program teaches employable skills and techniques for aspiring food business ownership, or working towards a managerial position within the restaurant industry.

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
Personal Chef Introduction
Entrepreneurial Skills
Creating a PC Business
Administration Model
Strategic Marketing Plan
Becoming a Personal Cheq
Tools and Equipment
Menu Planning
Working in the Client's Home
Selling the PC Service
Safety and Sanitation
PC Culinary Techniques
Other Revenue Sources and Concepts for the PC

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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