Kitchen Management Training Programs in Canada

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Hospitality Operations – Kitchen Management courses are specially designed for those individuals who wish to make their careers in hospitality industry in food operations management. These programs cover various relevant aspects, such as quantity food production, purchasing for the commercial kitchen, food production – practical supervision, and principles of food, beverage and labour cost controls.

They also include other related aspects that are important for smooth kitchen management, including sanitation, safety and hygiene, food theory, hospitality accounting, practical math, communications, human resources and career planning and customer service. These programs typically run for one year through two semesters and aim to equip learners with all basic knowledge and skills necessary to seek entry level job in food operations sector in hospitality industry.

Opportunities Associated with Kitchen Management Courses

Centennial College's one-year post-secondary hospitality program in kitchen management offers learners several opportunities, including:

  • Hands-on training for one year in state-of-the-art on-campus students restaurant
  • Classroom lectures and career guidance by industry experts
  • Possibility of finding employment with the corporate and business partners of the program
  • Development of skills in accounting, human resources, supervision and quantity food production
  • Earning National Sanitation Training Certificate and Smart Serve Program Certificate
  • Industry field placement as kitchen manager
  • Articulating into the second year of college's two-year restaurant and catering program

Competencies Gained by the Studentsv

The students of this program demonstrate the ability to:

  • Control the cost of food and labour
  • Keep the kitchen and surroundings clean, safe and hygienic
  • Supervise the food production
  • Ensure that the food cooked and served is wholesome and safe
  • Ensure that food is served in timely manner
  • Supervise a real-life food service operation

Who Can Take This Course?

The one-year hospitality course in kitchen management can be taken by anyone who wishes to build a career in food operations management with a hotel, restaurant, cruise company or any organization that serves food to its customers, residents or patients.

Individuals who have completed their secondary education can apply for this course. For this, they will need to send their applicants to the college with required supporting:

  • A copy of secondary school diploma certificate or equivalent
  • Scores in English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent. Those who do not meet this criterion must take college's English skills assessment.

Students currently in high school can also apply for this program. Their scores (of midterm and final term) will be directly transmitted to the college.

Upon Graduation

Program graduates can choose to pursue their careers as kitchen management executives, food operations executives, duty managers, shift supervisors, food service assistants, purchase coordinators, kitchen managers, kitchen supervisors or customer service staff.

They can also choose to study further and apply their academic credits earned during this program for a two-year restaurant and catering management. This will help them enhance their knowledge and skills and seek better, more advanced and higher paying jobs upon graduation.

Students can also choose to enroll into a two-year program after working in the industry and gaining substantial experience as this gives them more clarity on which career path will help them best meet their specific career goals.

Author's Profile

Jason White, the author of the article, discusses what all hospitality operations – kitchen management courses cover. He also writes how Centennial College’s one-year post-secondary hospitality program prepares students to build careers in kitchen operations and other related areas.

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