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Culinary Programs

Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence 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.

Whether you already work in a food service business or yearn to be a great cook or professional chef, we can help you start or advance the career of your dreams. Let our Red Seal Chef Instructors provide you with the training, skills, and techniques necessary for the demands of the food industry.

Our programs are offered in an accelerated time frame on a full-time and part-time basis and can be completed in as little as 15 weeks. We pride ourselves on our 97% employment rate and we want to help you with your career too!

Cook Basic - Level 1

This diploma program is an intensive 300-hour exploration and application of classic culinary skills and techniques.

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Cook Advanced - Level 2

Cook advanced is an intensive 300-hour training program focused on advanced culinary techniques and business skills.

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Personal Chef

Learn the necessary business management skills to market yourself and avoid the many pitfalls other food industry business owners make.

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Specialist Chef

This diploma program is designed for those students desiring to start a food service business or becoming a personal chef.

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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.

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Culinary Management

This is our ultimate diploma program combining the culinary skills and techniques of the Chef de Cuisine program with the business management skills of the Personal Chef program.

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Red Seal Examination Certificate

This course is designed for working chefs who have completed, or almost completed, the 6,000-hour experience requirement needed to sit for the Red Seal examination.

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Culinary & Hospitality Operations Management

This Diploma program provides the skills and techniques necessary for the kitchen, but also the tools necessary to operate and manage a food service business.

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Hospitality Administration

This 400-hour diploma program is designed for students interested in the managerial aspect of the Hospitality and Food Service Industry operations.

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International Students

Top Toques of Culinary Excellence is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI #O260428979632)

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Interested in Training?

Inquire today about our start dates!