The Ottawa Mission offers a five-month training program where adults on social services can learn the skills necessary to work in a commercial kitchen. While offering job training and life skills, the Food Services Training Program also offers hope and the chance to boost confidence to people who have not had the opportunity to build skills for the workforce.

About the Food Services Training Program

This five-month program is offered twice a year at The Ottawa Mission, with one session running in the Summer/Fall and one session running in the Winter/Spring. Students attend three-and-a-half-hour shifts five days a week (Monday to Friday). These shifts consist of both theoretical and practical training.

Other training and certifications include:

  • Courses in WHMIS
  • Health and Safety training
  • City of Ottawa’s Food Handler Certification
  •  Standard First Aid and CPR training

We Help People Seeking…

  • Relevant hospitality experience and skills;
  • How to prepare and present a variety of meals;
  • Practical exams in preparing foods such as soups, salads, entrees, and desserts;
  • Practical related work experience on a two- to four-week community placement; and
  • A wide range of education and employment workshops.

Graduates of The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program have gone on to become cooks in restaurants and commercial kitchens, or have continued their culinary education at Algonquin College.


To Get Started….

Submit your resume and cover letter.

IN PERSON: 35 Waller Street

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BY FAX: 613-234-2813

For more information, please do not hesitate to call us: 613-234-1144 ext. 339