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