Cook Basic Culinary Program

Cook Basic Culinary Program Diploma

300 Hours – 15 Weeks (Full Time)

This diploma program is an intensive 300-hour exploration and application of classic culinary techniques. With two-thirds of the program spent in the kitchen under the supervision of award winning certified chef instructors, students develop the real-world hands-on skills necessary for culinary success. This program is designed by professional Chefs for individuals looking to enter the Culinary world as cooks and ultimately become Chefs themselves. We will prepare graduates to work successfully in the food service industry.


Cook Basic Culinary Program Highlights

Sanitation, Safety and Equipment
Bake Theory
Basic Nutrition
Culinary Techniques – Basic
Communications – Basic

Techniques of Baking
Kitchen Management
Food Theory – Basic
Quantity Food Preparation

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Cook Basic Culinary Program Pre-requisites

Ontario High School Diploma OR Completion of CAST entrance exam

Upcoming Class Dates

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

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Top 10 Reasons to Train at
Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence


Hands-on practical training with Award Winning Certified Chef Instructors, 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.


Successful 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.


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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.

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