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Graduate Certificate of Culinary Arts – Italian
Graduate Certificate of Culinary Arts – Italian

Graduate Certificate of Culinary Arts – Italian

  • ID:GBC010065
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00

* Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.), Public Transportation, Books and Supplies, etc

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Management


  • One-year certificate in Culinary Skills program or Advanced Cook certification AND a minimum of one-year relevant work experience (resume and references required)


  • A Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field AND a minimum of one-year full-time relevant work experience (resume and references required)

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Not Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 115

Course Information

Through this program, you will:

  • Experience hands-on learning in both Canada and Italy with the pre-eminent Italian chef professors in the country.

  • Build your knowledge of Italian culinary traditions and embrace emerging trends in Italian cuisine.

  • Benefit from our partnership with ALMA, the world-famous Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, near Parma, Italy, which is one of Italy’s finest chef schools.

  • Experience the vineyards, cheese producers and local markets of Italy as your open-air classroom.

  • Study in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Italy where you will get attention, training and an inspiring experience.

You will put theory into practice as you are showcased alongside Italian top talent and serve discerning urban diners in the heart of Toronto’s culinary scene. After your experiences in Italy, showcase what you’ve learned at The Chefs' House, George Brown's signature restaurant.

This program has a long-standing reputation for excellence among Italian restaurateurs in Toronto and beyond, which will make you a sought-after employee when you graduate. “Che bello.”

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Required Courses


  • semester courses

  • HOSF1150, Italian Art and Culture: A Culinary Perspective

  • HOSF1151, Italian Language

  • HOSF1152, Fundamentals of Italian Cooking – Theory and Practical

  • HOSF1153, Dynamics of Italian Food and Wine

  • HOSF1154, Italian Pastry


  • semester courses

  • HOSF1164, Italian Externship – Stage (12 weeks)

  • HOSF4016, Italian Culinary Cuisine Concepts

  • HOSF4017, Fundamentals of Italian Cooking II

  • HOSF4018, Italian Product Knowledge


  • semester courses

  • HOSF1170, The Slow Food Experience

  • HOSF1173, Integrated Marketing Management for Restaurant Operations

  • HOSF1174, Fundamentals of Italian Cooking II - Capstone Evaluation

The course curriculum is continually being enhanced and courses may be modified. Changes are pending Ministry approval. Please check for the most up-to-date information.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A knowledge of Italian cooking opens up an abundance of opportunities in Toronto, which has the largest Italian population of any city outside Italy, and around the world. Wherever you go, there are Italian restaurants, many specializing in one of the regional variations of Italian cuisine. All these options mean you’ll have a dynamic and varied career.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)


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