Our Chef de Cuisine Culinary 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!
Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment
Culinary Techniques - Basic
Communications - Basic
Calculations - Basic
Techniques of Baking
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
Ontario High School Diploma OR Completion of CAST entrance exam
IELTS overall band score of 5.5 (International Students)
Hands-on practical training with Red Seal Chefs, Chef de Cuisines, Certified Culinary Educators, and World Master Chef Society members.
Continuous start dates. Top Toques has new programs starting every 5 to 10 weeks. Why wait to start your future? Ask us today about our next upcoming start dates.
Career Action Plan Services (CAPS). Students learn the necessary skills to complete job searches, interviews, and other career-building skills.
Small class sizes. Get the attention you deserve with our personalized boutique-style instruction. Students work directly with our top trained chef instructors.
Flexible class schedules. Earn while you learn! We offer both part time and full time studies. Most full time programs are only 4 hours a day, leaving you time to work.
97% employment rate. Our graduates are actively working in the food service industry locally and globally. We take pride in our students success.
As a graduate of Top Toques you can always come back for placement assistance and course refreshers. We are always here to help our students anyway we can.
Red Seal Exam Review Privileges
Comprehensive & Accelerated Programs. All our programs are offered in an accelerated time frame and can be completed in as little as 15 weeks, with programs designed to offer 70% practical training and 30% theory-based.
Flexible payment plans. Top Toques offers flexible in-house payment plans. We will also direct you towards any government funding when available.