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Culinary Management Diploma

680 Hours – 34 Weeks (Full Time)

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. See note below.

Program Highlights

Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment

Tools & Equipment

Basic and Advanced Nutrition

Basic and Advanced Communication

Basic and Advanced Calculations

Kitchen Management

Basic and Advanced Food Theory

Basic and Advanced Culinary Techniques

Bake Theory

Baking Techniques

Food, Beverage, and Labour Cost Controls

Pastry, Desserts, and Related Theory

Cuisine à la Carte

Menu planning and preparation

Quantity Food Preparation

Intro to Business and Administrative Models

Strategic Marketing Initiatives

Program Pre-Requisites

Ontario High School Diploma OR Completion of CAST entrance exam

IELTS overall band score of 5.5 (International Students)


For more information on the Red Seal please visit the Ontario College of Trades. Alternatively, you can contact us at 519-743-8335 or by filling in the program inquiry form.

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