Hospitality and Culinary Arts SHSM program

Newly Launched - Hospitality and Culinary Arts SHSM program
Posted on 12/08/2023

We’re excited to announce our first-ever Specialist High School Diploma (SHSM) program. Launched earlier this year, in September 2023, Adult High School now offers a Hospitality and Culinary Arts SHSM.

Get a specialization in Culinary arts while completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)!

The Hospitality and Culinary Arts SHSM at Adult High School offers an exciting opportunity for students to work and learn in a commercial kitchen setting with a Red Seal Chef. 

Gain valuable practical knowledge and experience preparing meals for the cafeteria, catering events, experience industry-related field trips and hosting guest speakers with experience in this growing sector as well as a sector-specific co-op placement.

“Exploring career options helps students and their families enhance their ability to make informed and well-considered career choices. We’re excited to introduce our school’s first-ever SHSM program that will offer students the opportunity to explore a career in the Hospitality sector. It’s a great chance for students to get hands-on experience and industry-recognized certifications that will give them an advantage when entering the workforce,” said Bruce Whitehead, Principal at Adult High School. 

Included in the program are industry-recognized certifications such as Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS and more.

A strong foundation for students moving on to the workforce, college, university, or apprenticeship pathways. 

Additional Information:

Program Handout 

Course Plan 

Registration Process

Students who wish to enroll for the Hospitality and Culinary Arts (SHSM) Program can do so through this SHSM Supplementary Option Sheet. Please contact your Guidance Counsellor to know about the SHSM program and for help with registration.

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