OTTAWA — Algonquin College is offering a new Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Food Sciences program beginning with the fall 2022 semester.
This four-year program will combine skills for those who want to wear a lab coat and a chef’s coat. Topics will include food chemistry, food microbiology, sensory evaluation and food processing, as well as culinary science and foodservice management. It will also focus on food-product development and enhancing the nutritional value of food products.
“The Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Food Science (Honours) degree, a first for Ontario, will complement our offerings from the School of Hospitality and Tourism,” says Claude Brulé, president, CEO of Algonquin College. “Our programs provide our learners with the right mix of industry knowledge and real-world experience and our graduates have gone on to work in some of the most prominent restaurants and hotels and culinary organizations across Canada and around the world.”
The program will include two paid summer co-op placements and degree pathways are available to graduates through five Ontario college programs, including three programs from Algonquin College: Culinary Management, Baking and Pastry Arts Management and Biotechnology – Advanced.
“This is an exciting time for the college as we embark on a new style of culinary programming which blends food science and culinary arts. We are excited with all the possibilities that come with this — research, industry partners and connections, and the ability to help with sustainability,” says Cory Haskins, academic chair, Culinary Arts, and Pastry Arts Programs at Algonquin College.