Turn your passion into a career, with a diploma in Culinary Management. Train in Lambton College’s state-of-the-art practice kitchens and newly renovated hospitality centre. Complement this hands-on training with in-class instruction from expert chefs and experienced professionals from the industry.
Students will have the opportunity to work jointly with hospitality and tourism students as they run Lambton College’s own restaurant – Creations Fine Dining
. This experience, as well as a co-op in the third term, provides students with authentic culinary exposure that will prepare them for a career in Culinary Management.
Whether you’re interested in running your own restaurant, becoming a pastry chef, or working abroad – this program has all the ingredients to cater to your culinary aspirations!
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
The progression requirements are currently undefined. Please revisit the program page for updates.
Students complete course work in this program that enables them to challenge Levels 1 and 2 of the in-school portion of the Cook Apprenticeship. Once they have secured an apprenticeship, complete the practical hours and pass the Certificate of Qualification exam, they qualify as a Journey Person Cook in the province of Ontario.
Students are also awarded Responsible Beverage Service, SmartServe Ontario, and Safe Food Handlers certifications by the County of Lambton Health Department. All certfications must be earned in the first term of the Culinary Management program. A pass of 80% is required for the SmartServe Ontario standardized test and a pass of 70% is required for Safe Food Handlers county-proctored test.
Culinary Management graduates can find employment at a supervisory, middle management level, in a variety of food and beverage operations. These include hotels, resorts, camps, restaurants from specialty to gourmet foods, clubs, banquet and catering, institutional, as well the potential for entrepreneurial opportunities, i.e. operate or own one’s own restaurant!
According to HRSDC the employment rate between the years 2007 to 2009 for chefs has been above average.