This diploma program is an intensive 380-hour exploration and application of classic culinary techniques as well as the fundamental business skills necessary to be a successful business owner in the food industry.
Top Toques 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.
Ontario high school diploma or completion of CAST entrance exam
Specialist Chef Diploma
This diploma program is an intensive 380-hour exploration and application of classic culinary techniques as well as the fundamental business skills necessary to be a successful business owner in the food industry. With two-thirds of the program spent in the kitchen under the supervision of experienced Red Seal 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 business owners themselves. We will prepare graduates to work successfully in the food service industry.
We prepare graduates to work successfully in the food service industry.
Sanitation, Safety and Equipment Bake Theory Basic Nutrition Culinary Techniques – Basic Communications – Basic Calculations - Basic Techniques of Baking Kitchen Management Food Theory - Basic Quantity Food Preparation Personal Chef Introduction
If you wish to be admitted into Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence in Ontario, our admissions process includes a few requirements for students. Students must have completed high school and provide proof of their diploma or transcript. Those who have not completed high school may still be accepted into our program by successfully taking and passing the CAST entrance exam. International students must provide us with proof of post-secondary education or high school completion from their country and successfully complete the IELTS test within the last two years with a 5.5 overall band score. Please note we may also ask international students to complete the CAST entrance exam successfully.
Upcoming Class Dates
All programs start on the same date.
January 8th, 2024 March 18th, 2024 April 22nd, 2024
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If you have any questions, or would rather apply over the phone, please call the Director of Admissions at 519-743-8335.
To speed up the application process, download and fill in the PDF form, and send it to Admissions@TopToques.ca.