Humber will now be the first — and only — Canadian college to offer a Certified Master Chef (CMC) program after signing a five-year contract with the Canadian Culinary Institute (CCI), an institution overseen by the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC).
The CMC will be the highest culinary academic designation available in Canada. Prior to instituting the program, students had to enrol in similar programs in the U.S. or Europe. “Being selected by the CCFCC to be the only Canadian college offering CMC certification shows the depth and quality of Humber’s culinary programs, faculty and students,” says Rudi Fischbacher, Humber culinary program coordinator and national CCI chair. “We have developed a comprehensive and challenging online program and in-person practical workshop exam that will produce the next generation of Canada’s greatest chefs, who will have reached the pinnacle of their career upon earning the CMC credential.”
The entrance standards are rigorous, and candidates are required to have extensive experience under their belts, including a certified chef de cuisine designation (or international equivalent), and a minimum of eight years Red Seal work experience.