Culinary Arts | Commonwealth College
Course Description

Sharpen your culinary skills and become a professional cook.

Learn the art and delivery of an exceptional culinary experience. Gain knowledge and skills in classic cooking fundamentals as well as current industry trends, taught by passionate chef-instructors.

The Culinary Arts Diploma program combines classroom theory with hands-on training as you rotate through two-week blocks in a commercial-grade kitchen. Passionate instructors train and guide you in small groups through the different techniques and styles of cooking.


$25,748 – $52,701


Theory 722 hours
Practicals 418 hours
Practicum 210 hours
Total 1350 hours
Course Schedule


Dec 2nd, 2019

Jan 6th, 2020

Course Fee
Registration Fee : $ 225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $ 10,000.00 CAD
Books & Supplies Fee : $ 230.00 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $ 100.00 CAD
Other Fees : $ 110.00 CAD
Administration Fee : $ 1,500.00 CAD
Vocational Preparatory Program (VoPP)* : $ 3,850.00 CAD
Program Cost : $ 16,005.00 CAD
* Includes Android Tab
* The Vocational Preparatory Program (VoPP) is mandatory for students that need language support for better academic performance
Courses Covered
  • Introduction to Cooking and Food Services
  • Cooking Principles
  • Culinary Terms, Knife Skills and Mise en Place
  • Nutrition
  • Certified Food Handlers Course
  • Sanitation, Safety And Equipment
  • Stocks, Soups, Sauces
  • Vegetables, Fruits, Starches And Farinaceous
  • Meats, Fish And Poultry
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Hot And Cold Beverages
  • Dairy Products
  • Garde Manger
  • Flavors And Seasonings
  • Principles Of Baking
  • Basics In Baking
  • Desserts
  • Menu Planning, Food Costing, Math & Culinary Math
  • Computer Applications
  • Life, Employability Skills & Communication
  • Work Experience

Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status plus successful completion of college entrance test

Admissions Requirements

  • Canadian High School Graduation or equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Test of adult basic education administered
  • Interview with Admissions Advisor
Career Opportunities

You’ll be able to find employment throughout Canada and abroad in a variety of culinary roles, including:

  • Baker
  • Banquet chef
  • Business owner
  • Caterer
  • Corporate chef
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Food sales representative
  • Line cook
  • Prep cook
  • Sous chef
Funding Options

Student may be eligible, if qualified, for Federal and Provincial loans, grants or awards. Students may also qualify for EI, Band Funding, MMF Funding or even loans facilitated by us.
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