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Specialist Chef

The Specialist Chef diploma is a back-to-back combination of the Cook Basic Level 1 and Personal Chef diplomas. This 380-hour (19-week) program will fast-track your career as a personal chef. Learn the foundation skills, theory and technique of Cook Basic Level 1, along with business skills, marketing and advertising.

Program Overview

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Restaurants & Organizations That Our Alumni Work In

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Liaison College Success Stories

Meet some people who have made their dreams come true at Liaison College Hamilton

 
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Meet Our Chef Instructor

Chef Giovanni Scarchilli

Business owner, entrepreneur, instructor and community leader are just some of the titles that describe Chef Giovanni.

His path of professional cooking began 40 years ago when he became an owner of Vesuvio Ristorante in Brampton. Over that time, he has taught numerous courses in Italian cooking for a variety of reputable schools, private industry and has been featured on TV cooking programs. As President of the Italian Chef Association of Canada he has worked to promote authentic Italian cooking.

Chef Giovanni’s classes integrate his love of teaching and great food, creating an engaging mix of techniques, aromas and flavours. Chef Giovanni is most content sharing his knowledge and education to ensure that his students have a strong foundation in the culinary arts.

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Active Liaison College Hamilton AlumniOur alumni are employed coast to coast in top food service establishments.

95%

Industry's Top
Job Placement Rate

Our programs train students to equip job-ready skills that employers look for.

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6000sq. ft.

Facility With Modern Commercial Equipment
Liaison College is the largest trainer of chefs and cooks in Ontario.

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24yrs

Culinary Education
Experience

At Liaison College we have been turning dreams into reality for 24 years.

Our Commitment To You

We Strive For Culinary Excellence

By reaching your goals we active ours. As the regional centre for culinary training excellence, we are committed to the success of every student.

We work closely with employers to ensure our students have the best opportunities available. Once graduated from Liaison College Hamilton you can have peace of mind knowing that at any time in your culinary journey you may return to find support and new opportunities waiting for you.

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Free Tour & Information Session

Contact us to arrange a free tour and information session. Complete the contact form for the fastest response or call 905 308 9333. Our friendly admissions rep will be happy to answer all your question.

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Application & Financial Assistance

Our application process is simple. After your information session is complete. Liaison College will assist in determining programs that you qualify for, find start dates, and aid in arranging financial assistance once accepted.

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Learning Begins With A Passion!

We accommodate all learning disabilities and work with IEP so everyone with a passion for cooking has equal opportunities. If additional information is required regarding your individual needs please contact us.

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How To Get In As An International Student?

International students are welcome from all corners of the globe. Once your international student application is submitted and reviewed, you will receive further instructions in obtaining your letter of acceptance.

Why Liaison College Hamilton

Liaison College is uncompromising dedicated to helping people improve their lives through high-quality education and training programs for careers in the field of culinary arts.

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Flexible
Schedules

We offer flexible schedules to allow online or in class education with full time and part time classes available. You are able to work and still attend school full time.
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95% Job
Placement Rate

We work closely with employers to ensure our students have the best opportunities available. Benefit from extensive career placement services.
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Prime
Location

Learn in the heart of Hamilton! Position yourself in the middle of a culinary phenomenon with award-winning and raved about restaurants opening every week.
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Concentrated Education

Concentrated education based on learning by doing, where technique and practical hands-on application form the backbone of our professional programs.

Student Testimonials

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Back in 2012, I was attending Mohawk College in my second year of doing Metal Fabrication. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident that prevented me from continuing my education and work as a certified welder. Years had passed and I felt empty inside as a father, husband, and a man, because I wasn’t able to provide for my family. Being a man of faith, I prayed to God for answers and the direction I should go. He answered my prayers when I found a community and family orientated college in the City of Hamilton, Ontario called Liaison College. I wanted to follow my passion for cooking, and little did I know that this would be a life changing experience.

My time at Liaison College was fun, exciting, challenging, and creative. They provided me with the tools and fundamentals needed to succeed. I learned the practical part of cooking as well as theory. I was able to create some beautiful dishes as I learn about the industry. I was able to graduate with honors and start my own business, Jay Val’s Catering and Jerk Sauce Inc. Using what I was learning and created my own fusion style cooking and sauce making. I also got a scholarship for Hospitality Management to learn more about the industry and how to manage a business or hotel.

I am now proud to say that I am a Sous Chef at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club. If I had not been my training experience at Liaison College and them helping me to feed my passion, I would not be where I am today. I would like to personally thank the Director of Liaison College in Hamilton and Oakville area, Mrs. Christine Demko and her team for making a difference in my life. God bless you.

Jason H.
A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
My name is Chef Joanne and I am the proud owner of Culinary Occasions providing personal chef services and catering. I serve the communities of Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. I also provide corporate flying catering services out of FBO airports in Hamilton and Toronto.

My Liaison honours graduate diploma has provided me with the culinary skills and confidence to launch my business as a professional chef. The hands on technical training provided by experienced red seal chefs elevated my cooking techniques and gave me the educated knowledge allowing me to run a professional food business. The extensive theory course delved into every detailed aspect a food service provider requires to work in any professional culinary establishment.

Christine, who is the executive director and her team ensured a smooth learning pathway from the start. Orientation visits were given and from admission to day one in the kitchen I found the experience supportive and seamless. The students and the entire college provided a fun friendly environment showing tremendous pride which was clearly driven down from Christine to her team of chefs and administrative staff. Kaylee, who runs the admissions and front desk was a constant rock in our student lives, always providing support, knowledge and care.

My experience at Liaison College was a positive and memorable adventure! I owe such gratitude to the Liaison College which has allowed me to grow as a chef and provide me opportunities to utilize the commercial school kitchen for my business as an alumni graduate.

Thank you Liaison College!

Joanne
A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
I came as an international student, who pursued a 2 years diploma in the culinary and hospitality operations management program at the Liaison College in 2021.

My experience at this college has not only help me to grow professionally, but also personally. One thing I admire about being enrolled in this college is that the Executive Director, Miss Christine Demko played the role in making me the person who I am today and I am grateful and will always be. She played the role just as a mom who was there and still is there to support, advise, and motivates me. She taught me the things that would help me in my work and in personal life. When I came to Canada, I had no one except her, and the management always welcomes you with a smile and is prepared to listen and advise you which is great!

Miss Demko helped me to get my LMIA job and today I am on my work permit. Very soon I'll be applying for my residency as I want to continue living in Canada. The program comprises of the theory and practical, which will definitely help you to enter the gate of the working world. I would advise student to join this college because it can make them become the person they want to be with the knowledge that's being portrayed here.

Jennifer J.
A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
My name is Matt Brazeau and I had the amazing opportunity to take the Specialist Chef course at Liaison College. The first thing you will notice is how much the staff care about you and make you feel like everyone is family. I had the opportunity to learn from some amazing chefs and was challenged on a daily basis which allowed me to hone my craft. I had a fantastic experience and am now proud to say that I am a Chef! Thanks for everything!

Matt B.
A Satisfied Student of Our Culinary Training Program
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