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.
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:
kitchen supervisory positions
food and beverage supervisors