Ontario MTCU closes Niagara chef school

February 16, 2010

Following a raid last Friday, officials with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities shut down Niagara-on-the-Lake Culinary School, a private college alleged to have been operating illegally. Some students at the institution filed complaints to the ministry, claiming they were used as "cheap labour" for luxury restaurants under the guise of school internships, and received credits for courses they never took. The school's owners dismiss the students' allegations, stating they are victims of a "group of subpar students." The MTCU intends to remove the school's registration on March 2, and fines are expected. Toronto Star