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Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Ownership




What will I learn?

This program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

Course Objectives

Receive training in management, marketing, human resources, accounting and financial management, technology, business communications, beverage management, legal issues, customer service, and global management and operations as they relate to the food service industry.

Management by menu, garde manger, and catering and banquet operations are also covered and students have the opportunity to learn to celebrate the culinary styles, restaurants, and chefs who are currently in the industry spotlight. As part of the practical training received in the program, students work in the student-run, 40-seat restaurant, where they can learn to prepare modern and regional North American cuisine, and rotate working in the various positions (both front and back of house) found in any top-end restaurant.


Advanced Diploma

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

The Details

  • Hands-on training by industry experts
  • Financial management and market insights
  • Program requires a culinary kit
  • Innovative instruction in a state-of-the-art environment
  • Program consists of 90 credits over six quarters
  • Graduating students receive an Advanced Diploma

Graduates Learn

  • How to effectively own, operate and manage a restaurant.
  • Extensive understanding of various types of cuisine.
  • Marketing for the hospitality industry, catering and banquet operations and human resources.
  • Service skills, human resources and financial management for the hospitality industry.
  • Training in management, marketing, human resources, accounting and financial management, technology, business communications, beverage management, legal issues, customer service, and global management and operations.
  • Concepts and theories of culinary history and various cuisines.
  • Create a business plan for a food service outlet or hospitality company.

Career Opportunities

Graduates gain a rock-solid understanding of how to effectively run a restaurant, and many go on to operate their own successful dining establishments.

Who Should Apply?

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the ability they have.

  • Those who want to own a restaurant
  • Business-orientated thinkers who enjoy managing multiple tasks
  • Eager to learn restaurant operations
  • Those who value merging creative endeavors with practical applications for an exciting career

Which department am I in?

School of Culinary

Study options

Full Time (90 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$33,000.00 (US$ 24,613) per year
CAN $49,500 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 April 2023, 2 October 2023


School of Culinary

2665 Renfrew St.,


British Columbia (BC),

V5M 0A7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Prospective students who wish to attend LaSalle College Vancouver and do not qualify as a mature student must have successfully completed the requirements for secondary school graduation or equivalent, as set by the recognized legal authority in the jurisdiction where secondary school was completed.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

IELTS (Academic): 5.5

TOEFL (Internet based): 75

Cambridge: B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) 150+

CEFR: B1 (formerly known as B1+, i.e., @51 - 58 on GSE)


About LaSalle College Vancouver

Graduates leave industry-ready from LaSalle College Vancouver, which teaches creative programs that prepare students for meaningful careers.

  • Based in Vancouver, Canada
  • Creative degree, diploma and certificate programs
  • Up to 20 per cent tuition fee reduction scholarships
  • 7 creative schools covering game design to fashion

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