About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0435

Program Highlights

  • The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College features an unrivaled learning environment, with excellent facilities and highly qualified culinary faculty. It possesses an outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners, and values farm to table learning opportunities. The CFWI is home to Canada’s first commercial Teaching Winery and first commercial Teaching Brewery.
  • Niagara Wine Country has a thriving hospitality industry.
  • Benchmark Restaurant and Bench to Go are on-campus, hands-on learning enterprises where students gain experience and exposure by working on many special functions held on and off the campus each year.
  • The co-op work term offers practical experience in the field.

Job opportunities include:

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

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 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Open
January 2017Open
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Access the Advanced Standing Application for year two of Culinary Management.