About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College is renowned for its outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners.
  • Offers an unrivaled learning environment, leading edge facilities and world-class chef faculty.
  • Benchmark Restaurant, Bench to Go, and Bench on the Go Food Truck provide hands-on training, on-site and at catered events.
  • Students gain additional experience and exposure working at many special functions held on- and off- campus each year.
  • Beautiful campus with on-site vineyard, hop yard, and greenhouse; in the heart of a thriving regional hospitality industry.
  • Student support system includes counselling and financial aid.

Job opportunities include:

  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Chef de Partie
  • Cook
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Baker

Some graduates pursue related careers, such as food writing, food product development, and sales. Graduates could work within catering organizations, on cruise ships, in hotel kitchens, institutions, restaurants, hospitals, and clubs.

I do believe Niagara College is now the best cooking school in the country. The perfect recipe for success is present. You’ve got the campus, facility, curriculum, students and the region itself. Every one of those five elements hits the mark perfectly.

Celebrity Chef Michael Smith

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0435 - 2 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Closed
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.

Graduates of this program can receive Advanced Standing in Culinary Innovation and Food Technology—learn more.