find your passion
Workforce development skills training in technical culinary arts
Start your career in sustainable food & hospitality.
Participants will learn from and work with, culturally diverse and incredibly talented “top chefs." On top of the technical skills, participants will learn about food security, food sovereignty, nutrition, healthy eating, food budgeting, agriculture, foraging, and receive incredible hands-on experience. A portion of the program focuses on organic food gardening, seasonal foraging and the importance of local sourcing. A focus on a large variety of cuisines from Somali, to Indigenous, to Indian, and beyond provides for a fascinating, flavourful journey of learning.
- Workplace & food safety
- Sanitation & food handling
- Technical culinary skills
- Wood fired oven & pen fire food prep
- Various cultural traditional cuisines
- Plating & presentation
- Foraging & gardening
Brilliant futures start here.
Let's get down to the nitty gritty
– Legally able to work in Canada
– Not currently enrolled in high school or post secondary education
– Between the ages of 15 and 30
The ideal candidate for this program is an individual with a passion to learn and grow but faces barriers (social, geographic, mental, physical, economic, etc.) to achieving their goals.
30 hours of training or working time per week for 6-8 weeks.
Youth participants must complete WHIMIS for all programs and an online food handling course for culinary arts, prior to gaining access to the program. All costs will be covered by Elephant Thoughts.