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Focused on field-to-fork and sustainable business practices, the spectacular W. Galen Weston Centre for Food is home to Durham College’s programs in culinary, food and farming, horticulture, hospitality, and special events management, along with a retail store and Bistro ’67, a fine dining restaurant.
School hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Master the art of food and flavour in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop your skills in the culinary arts, while learning valuable management skills that will take your career to the next level.
The Culinary Skills program will provide you with the foundation for an exciting career in the food service industry.
The Event Planning program is ideally suited for organized and detail-oriented individuals, who naturally take the lead in groups and projects and thrive in a high-energy, creative environment.
Guided by a field-to-fork philosophy, this program prepares students to be leaders in the rapidly evolving food sector.
Gain knowledge and hone your skills in landscape construction, nursery management and soil and plant nutrition so you are prepared to work in creating and developing dynamic residential lots, business locations and communities.
Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, entertainment venues and conference centres are all benefiting from an increasing number of travellers from around the globe.
The Hospitality industry is growing fast – so fast that the industry is bracing for significant labour shortages.
Destination marketers are multidisciplinary professionals who specialize in identifying, developing and executing strategies to drive socio-economic success for locations and attractions around the world.
The School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science (HHS) 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. Capitalizing on faculty expertise and access to leading-edge lab equipment, select courses may be offered at our Whitby or Oshawa campuses.
Many of the photos on this website were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.