Food Service Worker

The duties of the food service worker cover the whole range of food preparation, storing, preparing, and serving, as well as dishwashing and kitchen cleaning. Major Responsibilities include quantity food preparation and safe food handling techniques; food service sanitation and safety procedures; proper use, storage and maintenance of institutional kitchen equipment; participation in food service systems including purchasing, receiving, production, inventory, delivery and service; as well as nutrition and special diets.

Career Opportunities

Rewarding career opportunities can be found in a variety of areas including:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Special care homes
  • Integrated facilities
  • Educational facilities
  • Hospitality industry

Job Titles include

  • Food Service Worker
  • Food Service Helper
  • Dietary Aide
  • Food Preparer

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience preparing and serving food in a long-term care or similar facility
  • Food Service Worker Certificate or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Ability to read and write and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and clients
  • Ability to operate and move various equipment and perform various cleaning duties
  • Willingness to work weekends, shifts and holidays as assigned
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Good detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to provide service that enhances the dignity and respects the cultural and racial diversity of clients and staff
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and other related legislation
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Physically able to perform duties
  • Good grooming

Admission Requirements

Mississauga Career Centre has specific admission requirements. Some courses have additional requirements.

  • Ontario secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR mature student status
  • Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student has up-to-date immunization
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • CPR & First Aid Certificates – Students must complete STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR

Student Assistance

Students may be eligible to get help paying for the training from government programs such as:

  • Second Career – funding to cover program costs and living expenses for unemployed and laid-off workers.
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Board – funding to cover program costs for injured workers.
  • Ontario Works – funding to cover program costs for recipients of Ontario Works
  • Aboriginal Bands – funding to cover program costs for band members
  • Employers can apply for funding to help pay for employee training through the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.

Or visit our financial assistance page for more resources.

Admissions Office Info

6341 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5N 1A5

+1 (905) 813-8883


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