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Baking Courses

FSA 187
Students will learn the basic skills required to produce a variety of cakes, pies, pastries, breads and desserts. The proper use of baking equipment, terminology, ingredients and mixing techniques will be taught through theory, lecture and practical assignments in a baking lab. Evaluation techniques for taste, texture and visual appeal will be taught to ensure students understand the importance of baked goods as a menu item. Practical skills will be mastered through extensive production of baked goods according to recipe specifications. 6 units of credit. $726.90 (tuition $576.90, materials $150.00) Text extra. Students taking this course will require a complete uniform and hand tools. A list of tools is available for pickup from the Continuing Education Department, Room 161, by email at or can be Downloaded Here.
WINDSOR 070 4682 Sep 17-Dec 3, Sat, 8:00A-4:00P
WINDSOR 070 1005 Jan 21-Apr 8, Sat, 8:00A-4:00P

Bar and Beverage Applications Certificate

Our Bar & Beverage Applications Certificate Program provides employment ready skills for job seekers and the career minded alike. Even if you are simply interested in learning proper mixology methods for home entertaining, you will find this certificate program of interest.

HOS 209A Bar Operations & Beverage Product Knowledge
HOS 209B Bar & Beverage Service Techniques*
HOS 140 Communications & Customer Service Skills**
FSA 205 Introduction to Cost Controls
HSC 159N Standard First Aid & CPR***

PLEASE NOTE: * Includes Smart Serve Certification
 ** Includes Service Excellence Certification
 *** Check the C.P.R. & First Aid section for schedules

Beverage Applications certificate courses are transferable towards the Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant diploma.

HOS 209B
This bartending course instills not only recipe knowledge to create classic and fun trendy drinks, but further creates the understanding of importance that is contributed by creativity & display, showmanship, and quality of ingredients to preparing, serving, and selling cocktails. Student will participate in demonstrations and tastings throughout the course. Smart Serve certification included. 2 units of credit. $274.03 (tuition $211.53, materials $62.50). Smart Serve Certification books will be provided in class. Chatham location: TBA
WINDSOR 050 5486 Sep 19-Dec 5, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 5265 Sep 19-Dec 5, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
WINDSOR 050 1256 Jan 16-Apr 3, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1255 Jan 23 –Apr 10, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
HOS 209A
Establishing a basic foundation of the knowledge of wines, beers, and spirits is important to being a well-rounded hospitality professional and as such being an effective Food and Beverage server, bartender, or manager. This course will present an overview on the production and ingredients, history and origin, brand names and the various types, and trends of these beverages. Studies will include completion of a research project, visiting various local beverage producers & suppliers. 2 units of credit. $234.03 (tuition $211.53, materials $22.50) Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 4536 Sep 20-Nov 29, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 4729 Sep 20-Nov 29, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1140 Jan 24 –Apr 4, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
HOS 140
Because of the important role communication plays in delivering the best possible service in the hospitality field, students will learn the techniques necessary to plan and complete a variety of verbal and written communications tasks. Students will learn how to use effective interpersonal skills in dealing with customers and co-workers. Applied knowledge of group dynamics, active listening, team building, and dispute resolution skills will be learned and practiced. Students will recognize their contribution to guest services and customer satisfaction and the roles they play in the success of a hospitality operation. This course also incorporates the “Service Excellence” program and awards the “Service Excellence” certificate upon successful completion. 3 units of credit. $307.68 Text extra. (Service excellence portion)
WINDSOR 050 1073 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P–10:00P
CNT 102N
The Smart Serve training program is designed to help servers, hospitality managers and owners to understand and promote responsible alcoholic beverage service. Some of the topics covered are facts about alcohol, how alcohol works in the body, signs of intoxication, legal rights and responsibilities, civil liability, types of licenses, prevention and intervention techniques. This is a program of certification through the Hospitality Industry Training Organization of Ontario. A score of 80% or higher is needed to pass the Smart Serve test. One free re-test opportunity is available for students. Contact Continuing Education for more details. The certification fee is included in the materials fee. $45.00 (tuition $22.08, materials $20.28, HST $2.64)
WINDSOR 050 4544 Sep 19, Mon, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 4419 Oct 15, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 071 5320 Nov 19, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 570 4831 Sep 24, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 571 4648 Nov 19, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 050 1791 Jan 30, Mon, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 2198 Mar 4, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 071 1712 Apr 1, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 570 1645 Feb 4, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 571 1864 Apr 8, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P

Food Service Worker Certificate

Successful completion of this certificate will provide a unique opportunity for learners to transfer courses towards the Culinary Management diploma program. To receive a Food Service Worker Certificate, the learner must successfully complete the following courses:

HCF 129* Introduction to Safe Food Handling - Theory
HCF 143* Safe Food Handling Techniques - Practices
HCF 139 Kitchen Management
FSA 185 Culinary Skills and Techniques 1
HCF 147 Introduction to Nutrition
HCF 302** Nutrition & Special Diets

PLEASE NOTE: * HCF 129 and HCF 143 must be taken at the same time for FSW program students.
  **Students must take the Introduction to Nutrition class prior to the Nutrition and Special Diets class.
FSA 185
Students will learn the theory and basic skills associated with professional food production. This learning will take place in our fully equipped commercial teaching kitchen. Students will learn both trade terminology and the usage of typical commercial kitchen equipment, their maintenance procedures as well as the use and care of cook’s hand tools. Sensory skills and the knowledge of ingredients and commodities will be gained as students prepare a variety of hot and cold foods according to industry accepted standards. Organizational skills and safe food handling practices will be emphasized throughout the course. 6 units of credit. $976.90 (tuition $576.90, consumable materials to be cooked in class $400.00) Text extra.

A list of required tools is available for pickup from the Continuing Education Department, Windsor Campus Room 161, by email at or can be Downloaded Here. Chatham students please call 519 354-9100, ext 3260 for list of supplies. (Note: These tools are non-consumable supplies. They are in addition to the consumable materials which are cooked in class.)

WINDSOR 070 5400 Sep 17-Dec 3, Sat, 8:00A-4:00P
CHATHAM 550 1303 Jan 17-Apr 27, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
HCF 147
In this course students will gain basic knowledge of the role of nutrition. The student will understand the relationship of nutrition to health, disease and physiology. Additional topics include basic principles of nutrition and the nutritional life cycle. The factors involved in delivering nutritious and appealing foods will be stressed through specialized kitchen practices. 2 units of credit. $211.53 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 5006 Sep 21-Nov 30, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 550 4821 Sep 19-Dec 5, Mon, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 050 1160 Jan 18-Mar 29, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
HCF 143
This food safety course provides practical training in safe food handling, sanitation, and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCCP) program, for all food service personnel. Training will be provided in a food production and service setting. This course will reinforce concepts introduced in the Introduction to Safe Food Handling Theory course and enhance organizational skills. Applications will include detailed practice in set up and maintenance of work areas, sanitation procedures, and HACCP implementation. This course will ensure that students have mastered the skills to prepare and serve safe food. Students will require a food thermometer. 1 unit of credit. $96.15 *FSW students must take HCF 129 as a co-requisite.
WINDSOR 050 4567 Sep 29-Oct 27, Thu 7:00P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 5003 Sep 22 –Oct 20, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 070 1081 Jan 28-Feb 25, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
HCF 129
This course provides training in food safety and sanitation for all food service personnel. The legal implications of food borne illnesses will be discussed in detail. Other topics include management responsibility regarding staff training, maintenance of facilities and equipment, pest control and kitchen design. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles are also introduced. 1 unit of credit. $96.15 Text extra. *FSW students must take HCF 143 as a co-requisite.
WINDSOR 050 4901 Sep 27-Oct 25, Tue 7:00P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 4574 Sep 20-Oct 18, Tue, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 050 1293 Jan 24-Feb 21, Tue, 7:00P-10:00P
HCF 139
Students will be exposed to basic culinary math fundamentals: fractions, percentages, ratios, conversions of recipes, yield calculations, portion costs, etc. Students will be introduced to kitchen management organization, menu styles, types of table service, and the appropriate maintenance of facilities and equipment. Students should have a basic knowledge of computer operations and typical software applications. 3 units of credit. $307.68 Text extra.
CHATHAM 550 5427 Oct 25-Dec 1, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 050 1023 Jan 16-Apr 10, Mon, 6:30P-10:30P
HCF 302
In this course, the student will gain a practical understanding of the rationale and importance of special diets for patients with various nutritional needs including sodium restricted diets, diabetic diets, high fibre diets, low fat diets and allergy restricted diets. The necessity of texture modified diets, tube feedings and supplemental products will also be discussed. Pre-requisite HCF 147. 2 units of credit. $192.30
WINDSOR 050 5202 Sep 23-Nov 25, Fri, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 050 1154 Feb 3-Apr 7, Fri, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 550 1647 Jan 16-Mar 27, Mon, 6:00P-9:00P
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South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor


Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham


South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington


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