Hospitality & Tourism

Do you want to learn to cook??? Do you already know how and love to cook? Then hands down this is the course for you!

As part of the technical studies department at St. Stephen, the Hospitality and Tourism program offers students many different opportunities to learn about the world of food and break bread as a community within our class.

Welcome to Hospitality! The Hospitality and Tourism course is offered in grades 9-12. In the programs students will accumulate skills that are needed in the hospitality and tourism industry. A large part of the course has an emphasis on the food and beverage industry.

In the 9 & 10 Program:

Students begin their culinary adventure in grade 9 or 10! These courses provide students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the tourism industry. The grade 10 program has its own professionally equipped kitchen/lab.

Gr. 11 Hospitality & Tourism:

This course enables students to learn how to calculate costs, yields and nutritional information, utilizing the standardized recipe. Students successfully apply principles and techniques involved in the quantity and preparation of a variety of salads, dressing, sauces, stocks and soups to name a few!

Gr. 12 Hospitality & Tourism:

This capstone course invites students to focus on advanced food preparation techniques and presentation skills. Students will utilize our kitchen lab to discover and experience subjects including; career paths in the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Event Planning and execution, Food & Nutrition, Recipe & Menu planning and Customer Service Skills to name a few. This is an industry driven class with a focus on experiential learning opportunities and the Culinary Arts.

Hospitality and Environment SHSM certification for "Leadership".

Are you interested in a dynamic career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry?

Are you creative and interested in culinary arts?

You would be perfect for the SHSM course offered in Hospitality and Tourism. The course is designed as a platform that will introduce you to the skills required to match the demand for entry-level employment. In one semester, you will get a taste of the dynamics and skills involved within the industry and you will learn theoretical and practical knowledge required to start your career in this growing industry.

This amazing certificate program is available to any student who wants to learn cutting edge cooking skills wherever their post secondary destination may lead! This specialized program allows students to experience learning activities in the Hospitality & Tourism sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This opportunity for students occurs in their grade 11 and 12 years.

Students receive the following certifications free of charge:


§ Standard First Aid Training

§ CPR - Level C

§ Customer Service

§ Safe Food Handling

§ Basic Tourism

§ Spa Service Etiquette

§ Smart Serve

At graduation, students who completes the SHSM requirements receive a special diploma with a ‘Red Seal’ as well as a record card that outlines all of the sector recognized training and certifications that the student has gained in Hospitality & Tourism.