Holland College | Culinary Arts



Culinary Arts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Tourism & Culinary Centre
Credential: Diploma, Culinary Arts
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Applicants must have the ability to perform physically challenging tasks

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $6,577 $6,577
Lab Fee $ 2,035 $ 1,870
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Study Tour $ 200 $ 200
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Graduation Fee $ – $100
Purchased Books $650 $ 385
Knives $ 475 $ –
Uniforms & Laundry $ 1,250 $ 1,100
Total $ 11,845 $10,890
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 7,820 $ 6,991
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 4,025 $ 3,899
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
On site parking $ 164 $ 164
Total $ 164 $ 164

After graduating from the Culinary Arts program, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Resorts
  • Cafeterias
  • Hospitals
  • Catering companies
  • Related areas of food service industry

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

In the Culinary Arts program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of culinary skills from the very basics of knife skills and food preparation to advanced techniques in butchery, international  cuisine, and à la carte production.

Your culinary skills will be complemented by business training to prepare you for the full scope of restaurant operations. You will sharpen your skills daily with rotations in our on-site restaurants for breakfast, lunch and fine dining. This high-volume food preparation gets you ready for a career in the fast-paced food service industry.

You’ll also complete a 600-hour paid internship, giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills to employers and gain a greater perspective on where this career can take you.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

The Red Seal is the interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade. When you have an Interprovincial Red Seal, you can work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. It gives you a competitive edge and flexibility in the market.

The Culinary Arts program is an excellent way to work on your Red Seal as a cook. In the program, you’ll earn 1,710 hours and write two block exams—putting you well on your way to certification. After you graduate and are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice and get credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College. Then you can complete the journey and take the interprovincial exam.


We're ready to help! Ask a recruiter about this program.