The 16-week Food Service Worker Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the food-related skills needed to excel in a variety of workplace environments such as hospitals, retirement homes, institutions, and special-care and long term care facilities.
During the first eight weeks of the program, students take hands-on, comprehensive courses about key topics such as customer service, safety, nutrition, communications, safe food-handling techniques, and food and beverage preparation. During the second eight weeks, students have the opportunity to participate in a practical hands-on placement where they will use their new skills and abilities in the field in either a Food Service or Healthcare Facility.
The Food Service Worker Certificate Program includes the following courses:
- Role of the Food Service Worker
- Food Safety & Sanitation
- Communication & the Food Service Worker
- Quantity Food Preparation
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Nutrition in Health Care
- Food Handling Training
Students who successfully complete the program will receive their Food Handling Certificate as approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Public Health. The program is a mandatory requirement for students pursuing careers in long-term care dietary environments. After the program, students can go on to begin careers as food service workers, dietary aides, dietary consultants, and more.