College Offering Cooking and Catering Program

March 22, 2019
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Is food your passion? Looking for a career in the restaurant and food preparation industry?

SLC Cooking and Catering Training Program

St. Lawrence College is presenting an 8 week Cooking and Catering Training Program to help people prepare for employment in restaurants, catering companies, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes and more. The program has been organized by the Eastern Ontario Training Board.

“People often rely on others to prepare their meals, whether its at restaurant, hotel or health care facility,” says Glenna Schaillee, Manager, Community Outreach and Corporate Learning with St. Lawrence College. “Job prospects in the cooking and catering field are quite good, with a number of local companies currently looking to fill open positions.”

The program runs May 6 to June 28 2019 at the Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College.

“There is still room for more students,” notes Ms. Schaillee. “People who want to work but feel that they are lacking skills, education or experience are ideal candidates.”

Participants will graduate with a clear understanding of the roles of workers in food preparation, cooking and catering, and will receive training in the following areas:

  • Preparing food
  • Cooking techniques
  • Assembling a wide variety of foods
  • Safe food handling
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Smart Serve.Handlers Certification
  • Employability Skills

Upon completion of the 8 week in-class portion of the Cooking and Catering Training Program, and may be placed on a 12 week paid job placement.

Funding may be available to cover tuition and transportation, along with support for daycare, through Service Canada’s Opportunities Fund (Skills For Employment).  If you self identify as having a physical or mental disability and not receiving EI, you may be eligible to apply.

To see if you qualify, please contact Job Zone d’emploi 144 Pitt Street, Cornwall, 613-933-9675

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) was established to play a leading role in labour force development. It undertakes a number of projects throughout the year, and publishes the TOP report on local labour force issues. More info can be found online:

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence has College has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. The College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. The SLC college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research and the revitalization of its campuses.

You can find out more information on the St. Lawrence College website:

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