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Culinary Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Management

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or

  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or

  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

  • Read more about admission requirements according to Policy 8611

English requirements

  • Completion of a 2-year culinary diploma or professional cooking certification or completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management with significant course work in Culinary Arts from a recognized post-secondary institution. The culinary courses must include both a practical as well as a theory component.
  • English 12 at any level with a minimum of 67%. For international applicants, IELTS 6.5 overall band score (with no band less than 6.0), or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests. If an international student applies with an IELTS of 6.0 overall score (with no band less than 5.5), then they would need to meet the requirements below.
  • Applicants who lack the specific English admission requirements may still gain admission to the program with the understanding that they will successfully complete ENGL 66 Essential English course in the first year of their program. This course must be completed to be able to advance beyond 30 program credits.
  • Students with a degree in a different field and/or who possess a shorter credential in the culinary field (one year minimum) will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

Course Information

The successful chef or food and beverage entrepreneur of today requires more than just great culinary skills to excel in the hospitality industry.

Chefs, food and beverage managers in the hospitality industry, and restaurant owners today need business, leadership and human resource skills in addition to a strong culinary foundation. This program provides professional cook training and fundamental management skills for students with culinary backgrounds looking to manage, own or operate a food and beverage business.

Take Your Career to the Next Level 

The Culinary Management diploma is developed for chefs and hospitality program graduates from programs outside of Canada. International students who have a culinary or hospitality credential are welcome to apply for this program. Students will be fast-tracked through a curriculum similar to the Professional Cook courses Level 1 and 2. Additionally, students will gain hands on industry experience during a paid four-month work term. Alongside the culinary focused course students will also complete two semesters of management level courses.

Labour market research predicts a shortage in this sector and foresees an increase in need for higher level credentialing, as reported in the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council’s The Future of Canada’s Tourism Sector, Economic Recession only a Temporary Reprieve from Labour Shortages.

The objective of the program, through classroom instruction, practical lab training and work experience, is to enable students to develop the abilities to work in the fast paced culinary world with the skills and attitudes to analyze situations objectively and to make effective management decisions.

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Post Graduate Diploma Culinary Management Year1

Course of Studies

Semester 1

  • Course, Name, , Credit
  • PGCM 099, Computer Applications and College Orientation, , 1
  • PGCM 100, Culinary Arts 1, , 15
  • Total, 16

Semester 2

  • Course, Name, , Credit
  • PGCM 150, Introduction to Tourism, , 3
  • PGCM 159, Business Communications, , 3
  • PGCM 151, Marketing, , 3
  • PGCM 163, Mixology and Oenology, , 3
  • PGCM 164, Food and Beverage Cost Controls, , 3
  • Total, 15

Course Descriptions

  • PGCM 099 - Computer Applications and College Orientation
  • PGCM 100 - Culinary Arts 1
  • PGCM 150 - Introduction to Tourism
  • PGCM 159 - Business Communications
  • PGCM 151 - Marketing
  • PGCM 163 - Mixology and Oenology
  • PGCM 164 - Food and Beverage Cost Controls

Year 2

Course of Studies

Semester 3

  • Course, Name,
  • PGCM 171, Work Term,

Semester 4

  • Course, Name, , Credit
  • PGCM 200, Culinary Arts 2, , 15
  • Total, 15

Semester 5

  • Course, Name, , Credit
  • PGCM 253, Organizational Leadership, , 3
  • PGCM 254, Human Resource Management, , 3
  • PGCM 265, Food Service, , 3
  • PGCM 269, Accounting, , 3
  • PGCM 272, Hospitality Law, , 3
  • Total, 15

Course Descriptions

  • PGCM 171 - Work Term
  • PGCM 200 - Culinary Arts 2
  • PGCM 253 - Organizational Leadership
  • PGCM 254 - Human Resource Management
  • PGCM 265 - Food Service
  • PGCM 269 - Accounting
  • PGCM 272 - Hospitality Law
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Selkirk Culinary Management graduates are equipped to move into supervisory positions in a wide range of capacities across the entire spectrum of the food and beverage industry. The list below indicates some of the career options available:

  • professional cooks
  • kitchen supervisory positions
  • food and beverage supervisors 

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 500 CAD/per year

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