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Food Service and Nutrition Management

Build on your professional culinary skillset by gaining broader training in food preparation, nutrition and business for employment in institutional food services.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
30 Weeks
Graduate Certificate

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There is a growing need for skilled workers with culinary, nutrition and operational business training to meet the needs of large-volume food service operations. This program focuses on the following areas to prepare you for success in institutional food services:

  • Healthcare
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Large-batch cooking trends
  • Business, like budgeting
  • Supervisory skills
  • Operational management skills, like strategic planning and workflow improvements

You graduate with the skills and knowledge to manage large foodservice operations.

Choose NSCC

Learn from instructors who bring industry experience to the classroom and share their knowledge in a supportive environment.

  • We stay in close touch with industry partners, ensuring your courses are relevant, current and build the skills employers want.
  • Apply your knowledge through a mandatory Capstone project, where you develop and implement a project plan relevant to your program.
  • NSCC is proud of the strong working relationship with Sobeys, having a Sobeys Culinary Centre at each campus offering Food Service and Nutrition Management.

Other info

  • This is the only program of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
  • There is a growing need for skilled workers in healthcare and seniors’ living facilities, as well as other institutions across the province.
  • This program helps you expand on your established cooking skills and knowledge to open career growth opportunities.

September 2023

Campus Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Full time Synchronous online Delivered fully online with both non-scheduled and scheduled classes. Seats available

Admission requirements

Program requirements

  • This program requires you to complete Basic Food Safety Training and Emergency First Aid/CPR Level A.
  • Portfolio development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.


Tuition amounts are for the 2022-23 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional. 2023-24 tuition will be announced in the late Spring.

Tuition (Domestic):
Tuition (International):

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Career options

Graduates from the Food Service and Nutrition Management Graduate Certificate program may find employment in the management of various areas of nutritional care and food preparation and food service in: 

  • Hospitals
  • Retirement homes
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Contract food service management companies
  • Commercial/retail settings

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