• Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2018

    The Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts graduate certificate program is designed for individuals with previous formal education credentials, and equips them with new skills to allow them to succeed in a broader range of employment opportunities in the culinary industry....

  • Culinary Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2018

    You will learn to provide accomplished culinary planning, preparation, and presentation for a variety of food-service environments. With a strong emphasis on theory, service, managerial and supervisory training you will become equipped with the skills and industry knowledge required to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager ...

  • Culinary Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2018

    The Culinary Skills program is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of food-service industry settings. Related business management studies and general education courses round out the program. You will learn through a combination of activity-based classroom instruction and practical application in our culinary ...

  • Horticulture – Food and Farming
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Primary location Whitby (some courses may be offered in Oshawa)
    • September 2018

    The creative and innovative concepts and practices of food and farming are suited to an urban lifestyle and enhanced by being able to serve a large, nearby consumer ...

  • Horticulture Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Primary location Whitby (some courses may be offered at Parkwood Estate)
    • September 2018

    A growing interest in landscaping, gardening and urban agriculture is prompting more people to spend money on these enjoyable activities and opening new opportunities for graduates. Experience the different aspects involved in horticulture as you work toward becoming a professional horticulturalist working in the landscape and horticulture industries...

  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2018

    This program focuses on the management of hotel, restaurant and tourism enterprises and is designed to provide you with a thorough foundation of the professional skills required to ...

  • Hospitality Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2018

    The Hospitality Skills program will provide you with an introduction to hotel, restaurant and tourism operations and the knowledge and expertise required for an entry-level position in the hospitality field. You will ...

  • Special Events Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2018

    This new program will provide you with the skills and training required to bring together hospitality, accommodation, culinary and professional services with the cultural, historical and natural attractions of a geographical location. Whether you are planning cultural and social events, charitable fundraisers, conventions, festivals, weddings or corporate affairs ...

Overview

The Centre for Food (CFF) is Durham Region’s first-ever post-secondary presence focused on the field-to-fork concept, which is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers.

Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools with the curriculum, faculty expertise and equipment required to implement field to fork built into several of the college’s programs.

Capitalizing on classroom and lab equipment availability, select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the CFF, the heart of the college’s field-to-fork vision.Development of the CFF and Whitby campus will continue to grow with the creation of a pollinator garden, agriculture planting and demonstrator gardens supported by growth initiated in our greenhouse as well as curriculum and student support.

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