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For over 50 years, the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) has been Canada’s leading centre for specialized training in tourism, hospitality, and restaurant services.

While meeting the highest industry standards, the ITHQ is the only school in the country to offer programs at all 3 levels of education (vocational, technical, and university).

It is equipped with unique facilities, including 1 hotel school, 2 teaching restaurants and 1 bar, as well as 2 research units (GastronomiQc Lab and ExperiSens) and 1 hospitality consulting centre.

In addition to its diploma courses, the ITHQ also offers training to professionals, services to businesses and institutions, and workshops for the general public (Ateliers SAQ par ITHQ).

Our 120 instructors are experts in the following fields:


Hotel management

Restaurant services


Customer experience

Employee experience

Call upon us if you need the ITHQ’s expertise on any of the following subjects:

  • Cuisine and pastry making
  • Sommellerie
  • Bar and cocktails
  • Restaurant services and etiquette
  • Gastronomic cooking
  • Institutional cooking
  • Québec gastronomy
  • Recognition of the terroir  
  • Québec wild edibles
  • Tourism, hotel, and restaurant services management 
  • Hospitality management
  • Tourism, hospitality, and restaurant services innovation 
  • Sustainable development in the hospitality and gastronomy sector
  • Customer and employee experience
  • Sensory analysis


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