These top DC programs for foodies are full of flavour

Master the art of food and cooking, unleash your passion for travel, customer relations and events, or learn to nurture a career in horticulture with one of Durham College’s (DC) competitive food-focused programs.

  • Do you want to create divine dishes?

    Students hone their chef skills in DC’s state-of-the-art kitchens, cooking up gold medal meals at local, regional and national competitions and making a name for themselves internationally during classroom-abroad learning opportunities.

    With significant focus placed on hands-on learning, DC’s culinary students develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry, completing an 80-hour field placement with local restaurants and studying in modern kitchens and pastry labs, as well as Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching restaurant right on campus.

    Ready to jump into a career in the kitchen? Apply to DC’s Culinary Management program.

  • Do you want to explore our exciting world?

    The hospitality and tourism industries are bouncing back fast– so fast that a significant labour shortage is already on the horizon. Thousands of jobs will be available across Canada in the next ten years for people with the right education, skills and passion. At DC, students who want to be at the heart of these exciting industries have the opportunity to explore numerous career paths that have the potential to take them anywhere in the world, working for award-winning resorts and spas, tour companies and more.

    Offering real-world experience and a modern curriculum, hospitality students at DC learn both in and outside of the classroom as they run events, develop marketing plans and work in Bistro ’67, DC’s full-service restaurant.

    Want to kick-off a career that will let you experience the amazing world and people in it? Apply to our Event Planning or Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management program.

  • Do you want to nurture your green thumb?

    From feeding communities to enhancing the landscapes of our towns and cities, the horticulture programs at DC enable students to develop the skills they need to become leaders in the food and agricultural sectors.

    With more than 50 per cent of class time spent in the college’s labs, greenhouses and lush planting fields, students can expect to get their hands dirty while learning the theory necessary to grow a career in horticulture.

    Can’t wait to get your hands in the soil? Apply to DC’s Horticulture Technician program today.

You could start classes as early as September. Have questions about applying or not sure if you’re ready? Check out DC’s July Program Information Sessions to discover everything DC has to offer. Visit to learn more.