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International Service and Sommelier Training

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International Service and Sommelier Training

ITHQ Signature program - Service de la restauration 5293 (DVS) and Sommellerie 5314 (AVS)

Admission application periods

  • January 13 to March 1 (for August class start)
  • September 15 to November 1 (for January class start)

International applicants:

  • November 2 to February 1 (for August class start)
  • March 2 to June 1 (for January class start)

Online information session (In French only)


Quench your thirst for knowledge

Are you passionate about the world of wine and gastronomy? Do you love to taste, smell, learn, discover and also share your passion with others? This exclusive ITHQ program combines high-level service techniques with knowledge of the fascinating world of wine and spirits. The goal is to give you comprehensive training that will turn you into a professional steward/sommelier who is ready for the world’s best restaurants.

Sharpen your senses and expand your knowledge through:

  • 30 weeks of practical courses at the ITHQ's teaching restaurants
  • An English internship outside Quebec
  • An internship at a Michelin-starred or Relais & Châteaux restaurant
  • An internship at a vineyard
  • A skills development internship in France or Italy
  • Passionate instructors who are involved in the wine industry in Quebec and around the world
  • The chance to take part in prestigious competitions

For more information and admission (French only)


French is the language of instruction for ITHQ programs, with the exception of WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Level 3 Award in Wines (English only), Montréal Tourist Guide and Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management (bilingual: French and English).

You can also reach us at 514-282-5110 or toll free at 1 800 361-5111, extension 5110, from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTE : The information on this page is subject to change.

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