Food Tourism – Centennial College

Program Info

School: Centennial College
Faculty: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Degree: Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study: Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Personal and Culinary Services, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism Promotion Operations
Description: Food and Beverage is the largest area of tourism employment, accounting for one-third of visitor spending. It’s also one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. As culinary experiences increasingly become a major driver of local, regional and international travel, this innovative Food Tourism graduate certificate will benefit recent graduates and working professionals in and around food, culinary, tourism and event industries. In fact, tourism employs one in 10 people in the world, generates 10 per cent of global gross domestic product and is one of the fastest growing global industries. In 2017, many destinations experienced their best tourism year — including Toronto, where visitors spent $8.8 billion in the local economy.

The program will cover the exciting links between tourism marketing, and development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. In doing so, it will prepare you to develop successful food tourism enterprises and gain employment in existing food and culinary tourism agencies and companies, all while advocating for social justice, equity and access in communities worldwide. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue employment in tourism agencies, local and international tourism attractions, culinary establishments, government agencies, historical tourism sites, food writing and with culinary experiential travel groups. The entrepreneurial skills you’ll acquire in the program will also permit you to pursue self-employment and/or consultancy work, establishing local food movements such as farmer’s markets, community food hubs and destinations attracting food tourism.

URL: Food Tourism at Centennial College
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,473

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees, beginning Fall 2022.

Careers: Hotel Managers

 

Facts

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE Students: 24,334
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $1,933
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $3,970
TELEPHONE: (416) 289-5393
FAX: (416) 289-5352
EMAIL: international@centennialcollege.ca
ADDRESS: 941 Progress Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

Over the past 55 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries such as China, India, South Korea and Brazil. Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked hard to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed globally – work we are confident has led to our #1 ranking in the Greater Toronto Area for graduate satisfaction. Locally, we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at five Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, Centennial students experience the real world before they even graduate. They’re job-ready, and that’s a fact employers have told us, as more than 88 percent of those who have employed Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

 

On Campus Housing

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years, and demand for student housing outgrew the capacity of our older facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students from outside the GTA, Centennial constructed the eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at its Progress Campus. The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence rooms. Housing up to 740 students in two- and four-bedroom arrangements, each suite includes its own kitchen and bathroom. Students also have access to communal kitchens and lounge spaces for larger social gatherings. Every resident has his or her own bedroom. For more information on Residence, visit www.centennial-place.ca. For questions and inquiries about the Residence, contact it directly by emailing centennialresidence@studenthousing.com or calling 416-438-2216, ext. 6294.

 

Off Campus Housing

The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) partners with an off-campus housing service company called Places4Students Inc. The company makes sure that finding a home is headache-free through its free-to-search database, which lets you see the property before deciding to contact the landlord. For more information, visit:

Incoming Students

 

For first year students, orientation activities for both academic and Centennial College Student Association programs, and personalized success plans are provided for you. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our free ‘success skills’ workshops offered throughout the year. Peer mentors and International advisors are also available at every campus to help you transition to life in Canada, and at Centennial.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Diploma or degree in any discipline.

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

International: $17,473

Notes for International Students:

 

Fees vary by program. Degree programs have higher fees. Please visit the website for more information, at https://www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/tuition-and-fees/tuition-information/.

FINANCIAL AID

ACCESS STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Students can now submit inquiries and documents directly to Student Financial Services via CASS – Centennial Access to Student Services form. The queue will streamline student inquiries and document uploads related to scholarships and bursaries, the Ontario Student Assistance Program, tuition deposit waivers, promissory notes and more. The efficiency will allow us to enhance how we support students’ financial needs.

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