Food Service Worker Program

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Food Service Worker prepares the students to work in the dietary departments of hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, group homes, and other healthcare settings. The program has been developed with the support and co-operation of health care facilities to prepare individuals for employment in food service in a health care setting. The students will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to become a valuable member of the dietary team.


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Thompson Career College of Health and Business

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Program Duration

16 Weeks


OSAP, Second Career, WSIB

Program Outline Computer Fundamentals and Internet – Trains on basic computer skills, creating and managing documents and using internet. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint ? Does word processing, spread sheets, PowerPoint presentations. Role of Food Service Worker – presents the students with the professional expectations of a food service worker, including the roles and responsibilities, attitudes, ethical standards, and management functions.
Sanitation and Safety ? help students with sanitary food handling techniques and food server safety procedures to minimize the risk of food borne illness.
Communication and Customer Service – this course helps the students to develop effective written and verbal communication skills needed to interact with clients, managers and with the team.
Nutrition in Health Care ? the students examine the basic principles of nutrition, the nutrition requirements throughout the life cycle and the importance of therapeutic diets.
Food Preparation and Kitchen Equipment?s ? the student explores the principles and production of quantity food preparation. Proper and safe food handling techniques are discussed and cleaning and maintenance of selected kitchen equipment are explained too.
Professional Skills ? Improves interpersonal skills required for successful induction and working in professional world. Practicum ? Students gain experience working with clients in a long term care/ community facility. JOB REQUIREMENTS Employers of food service workers usually seek a person who has completed a college diploma. Since majority of the employers look for certification, additional certification, a practice license in the related field will be an asset. While entry level jobs ask for no experience or a minimum of a year?s experience, higher positions can be sought once you gain some practical experience in the actual workplace. EMPLOYMENT AREAS & PROSPECTS There are numerous job opportunities for a graduate with Diploma in Food Service Worker in the field of catering, hospitality, and healthcare industry.

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