Professional Programs

Liaison College Kitchener offers six professional programs and courses for those individuals who love to cook and want to learn more.

Whether you already work in the food service business or yearn to be a great cook or professional chef, we can help you start or advance the career of your dreams.


Cook Basic Diploma

This diploma program is an intensive 300 hour exploration and application of classic culinary techniques. With two-thirds of the program spent in the kitchen under the supervision of experienced chef instructors, students develop the real-world hands on skills necessary for culinary success. This program is designed by professional chefs for very serious recreational cooks and to prepare graduates to work in the food service industry.

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Cook Advanced

Cook Advanced is an intensive 300-hour training program focused on advanced culinary techniques and business skills. In addition to full-time day classes, some of our campuses offer part-time evening and weekend classes. All of our programs enjoy frequent start dates.

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Chef de Cuisine Diploma

This diploma program is an intensive 600 hour examination and application of both basic and advanced classic culinary techniques. With more than two-thirds of the program spent in the kitchen under the supervision of experienced chef instructors students develop creativity as well as the production skills necessary to work in the real-world of fine dining. In addition, the Chef de Cuisine program includes exposure to a wide range of business topics necesssary for success in the culinary business. This program is designed by professional chefs for professional chefs. If your dream is to build a career around your creativity and passion for food the Chef de Cuisine program will give you all the skills you need to find your first great job as a chef.

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Culinary Management Diploma

This is LCB's ultimate diploma program. It combines the advanced culinary skills of the Chef de Cuisine program with the business skills of the Entrepreneurial Skills for Chefs certificate. If you want the maximum in chef preparation along with the skills to be in business for yourself this is the program for you.

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Personal Chef Diploma

The Personal Chef Diploma Program hones your culinary talents, and prepares you for the technical side of running your own business. This course puts you head and shoulders above other personal chefs, because you learn business management skills, how to market yourself, how to use the internet effectively, and how to avoid the pit-falls other business owners make.

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Specialist Chef Diploma

This diploma program is designed for those students desiring to start a food service business or become a personal chef. The program includes the material contained in the Cook Basic diploma program and the Entrepreneurial Skills for Chefs certificate course. If you want to be a personal chef, start a specialized catering company, own and operate a food truck or similar food service business this is the program for you.

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Red Seal Examination Preparation Certificate

This course is designed for working chefs who have completed, or almost completed, the 6,000 hour experience requirement needed to sit for the Red Seal examination and who need to review the theory essential to successful completion of the exam. This is not a diploma course, nor do the hours count towards Red Seal or other certifications. The Red Seal preparation course is however a very efficient and effective way to prepare for writing the Red Seal Exam and will increase the potential for success significantly.

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Hospitality Administration

Hospitality administration trainingThis program is for students interested in stepping out of the kitchen and into the front of the house.

You will learn the skills you need to run and manage a full-service restaurant.

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