About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0454

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial and industrial catering organizations
  • Cruise ships
  • Entrepreneurial enterprises
  • Hotel kitchens
  • Institutions
  • Restaurants

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 Certificate
#0454 - 1 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Closed
January 2017Open
May 2017Not 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 for direct entry into Culinary Management (Co-op). Where capacity in the 2nd year is restricted, competitive selection processes will apply. For information please contact admissions@niagaracollege.ca.