Program Description In our Culinary Management program, you will discover that whether creatively designing a restaurant menu or planning culinary events within large hotel operations, working with food to provide world-class culinary experiences for guests is one of the most rewarding careers you can find. With a focus on working with local food products from Ontario and learning about seasonal cooking, this internationally-focused college diploma program teaches you the necessary skills and knowledge to create exquisite menus and dishes inspired by global food trends and flavours. Prior to beginning an exciting 14-week placement at our own restaurant and cafe, The Local or with one of the School's reputable partners, you will work in state of the art culinary labs that include a cafe, restaurant and event centre to hone your skills. You will also graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, making you job-ready. The art of cooking, blended with the skill of team leadership and business entrepreneurship, ensures that when you graduate from this Culinary Management program, you will find exciting career opportunities in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. This career will take you anywhere you want to go. All that is needed is hard work, drive and passion. Program Highlights: This Culinary Management program features exclusive experiential learning opportunities in state-of-the-art kitchens, bake labs, a restaurant, cafe and event centre. Because much of the learning is hands-on, you start to become prepared for the industry from the moment you enter the program. Are you an international student? If so, please note that you will not be eligible for your post-graduation work permit if you take a semester off from your learning. Always talk to our Student Advisor before planning your time with us. We want you to enjoy your entire experience and are here to help you with your learning journey. It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program: The program includes an innovative industry training and awareness certification – It’s Your Shift. The certification equips students with the crucial knowledge and provides current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as frontline workers or managers. It will support graduates as they enter the hospitality industry to become leaders for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments. The Ocean Wise Program: The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts and The Local Cafe and Restaurant use delicious and ocean-friendly Ocean Wise products. Ocean Wise is a conservation and education program that works with chefs, restaurants and seafood suppliers to help them with sustainable seafood sourcing. Feast On® Certification: Centennial College's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has become the first academic institution to receive Feast On® certification for its sourcing of local food and beverage products used in the academic programs, as well as purchased for the school's experiential-learning foodservice operations. Feast On is a certification program established by the Culinary Tourism Alliance that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and produced food and drink.