Food Service Worker

  • Program Accreditation: Diploma
  • 12 weeks – Total hours: 300
  • Theory: 140 hours – Internship: 160 hours

Program Overview

The Food Service Worker (FSW) program will prepare students to perform effectively and efficiently in various healthcare institutions like long-term care homes, retirement homes, nursing homes, commercial and institutional food service. This program focuses on a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in communication and customer service, food safety and sanitation, nutrition in healthcare, kitchen equipment and food preparation in a classroom setting as well as practical, hands-on training in long-term care or senior homes.

Career Opportunities

Food Service Workers are employed as counter attendants, food preparers, kitchen helpers and food service helpers. They perform various other activities to assist workers who prepare or serve food and beverages. They are employed by restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals and other establishments.

Admission Requirements

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test.
  • English proficiency requirement for international students.

Graduation Requirements

To successfully meet the program outcomes the student must:

  • Achieve a minimum mark of 65% in all of the module assignments and exams
  • Achieve a satisfactory rating in the internship evaluation

What You Will Learn

The course consists of 6 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and the internship.

  • Role of Food Service Worker
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Customer care and Communication
  • Nutrition in Health
  • Food Preparation & Kitchen equipment
  • Internship: The Food Service Worker students complete their education with 160 hours of internship practical work experience.


The Food Service Worker Program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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