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Culinary Management Diploma/Cook Co-op Apprenticeship

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Description:The exciting and growing world of professional culinary arts offers talented and committed individuals a wide spectrum of opportunities. In Canada, or internationally, skilled chefs are in very high demand. Whether in leading edge restaurants, resorts or hotels, catering operations or product development kitchens, a rewarding career awaits the prepared and qualified individual who aspires to be a professional chef with management responsibility. St. Lawrence College is a recognized leader in Ontario delivering this program, which combines a registered Apprenticeship with a Culinary Management Diploma. Lead by a team of dedicated chef professors who continue to work in the industry, the Culinary Management Diploma Apprenticeship Co-op offers the student a unique and exciting career path into the culinary profession by combining hands-on experience in the College’s training facilities with professional work experience in a paid placement and a registered apprenticeship.

This program will teach students all aspects of food production and preparation through demonstrations by culinary professionals, followed by continuous hands-on practice. More than 60% of your 2 year program is spent in the culinary labs, more than most culinary schools in the province. In addition, studies in the areas of business communications, kitchen management practices, nutrition, menu planning and applied computer skills will prepare students to successfully meet the demands of the industry as well-rounded graduates with technical and interpersonal skills.
URL:Culinary Management Diploma/Cook Co-op Apprenticeship at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,788
International: $17,135

Additional Costs in first year:
Knife kit: $500.00 - $550.00
Uniform package: $150.00 - $175.00
Textbooks: $150.00 - $200.00
Careers:Restaurant and Food Service ManagersChefsCooks

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 28, 2018