Culinary Arts | Assiniboine Community College
  • Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts


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Culinary Arts

Duration/Start: 2 years/September

Credential: Diploma

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Indulge your creativity and rise to the challenge in this demanding trade program. Take on the full menu of food preparation, including nutrition, presentation and international cuisine

This two-year program brings you into the kitchen with everything you need to start your culinary career. In and out of the classroom, you will work closely with instructors through industry-based competitions, community projects and events. After graduation, you may be granted Level 1 and 2 towards becoming a Red Seal Chef once you register as an apprentice.

Follow your taste buds to the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts at our North Hill campus in Brandon. Campus grounds overlook the river valley below. The beautiful heritage building features a spacious modern teaching kitchen, culinary theatre and a 60-seat dining room.

You will research and plan menus for buffets, banquets, festivals and other events that you and your team will put on throughout the year. Distinctive ingredients that you help choose will need special culinary touches, and you will learn the techniques you need to bring them to mouth-watering reality

This is a competitive entry program. Please make sure to review the complete admission requirements for this program and use a Culinary Arts Program Application Checklist to help you submit a complete application.


Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 years/September

Credential Diploma

Credits 135.00

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 66

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students

Why Choose Culinary Arts?

Culinary Arts provides the skills and practical experience to help you reach your goal as a chef. This interactive two-year program features a high level of student/instructor interaction and plenty of hands-on experiences through in-class food preparation, industry-based competitions, and community projects and events. You can expect training in all aspects of food preparation, including institutional cooking, international cuisine and nutrition.

  • Learn how to prepare and present food of all kinds—from basic to flamboyant
  • Extensive, hands-on learning in the kitchen
  • Major culinary events that include fine dining and specialty festivals
  • Create culinary masterpieces

Special Events at MICA

Incredible culinary events are held annual at the college's North Hill Campus from September through April each year, including Harvest on the Hill and Grey Owl.

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