About Program

You may also be interested in the Part-Time option:
  • Food Service Worker (Part-Time)

The Food Service Worker program is a one-semester inclusive undertaking that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective member of an interprofessional health care team in Health care facilities.

This program was developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, professional organizations and employers. It meets current government standards and employer requirements by incorporating lecture and practical experience in a food lab as you'll learn about quantity food preparation, basic therapeutic diets and nutrition, proper sanitation and safety practices, effective communication and quality customer service.

To round out your training, you'll participate in an arranged work experience field placement. This aspect of the program will provide you with hands-on experience that will allow you to apply classroom learning in a real world work situation.

The primary focus of this program will be to prepare you for a career opportunity in Health Care food service. This offering will not only fulfill the requirements for roles such as dietary or nutrition aide and health care food service worker in Long Term Care homes, Retirement homes, hospitals but it will also open the doors for opportunities to work in government, private daycare centres, special-care homes and more.  

Program Highlights
  • This Food Service Worker program is based on documentation developed by members of Dietitians of Canada and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management.
  • During the first 11 weeks of the Food Service Worker program, classroom courses will deal with the theoretical aspects of food service, the nutrition industry and the delivery of quality customer service. The last part of the program will be devoted to a three-week placement.
  • In addition to the Food Service Worker curriculum, you'll obtain Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and Worker Safety training
  • You'll stand out to employers thanks to the opportunity to secure a TrainCan Basics Food Safety certificate, which is recognized as a standard in the industry and accepted by Toronto Public Health as an equivalent to its Food Handlers certificate.

When you graduate, you'll be able to:

  • Communicate the role of nutrition and apply the principles of human nutrition to food production in the health care food service environment;
  • Discuss the standards and principles of diet therapy relating to a variety of illnesses and diseases and apply these principles to the assembly of therapeutic meals in the health care food service environment;
  • Provide a safe and healthy dietary environment, including food free from bacteria and other harmful contaminants, by adhering to government and departmental regulations relating to food safety, and injury and hazard prevention strategies;
  • Contribute to the success and image of the health care dietary area by applying interpersonal skills that enhance employee performance;
  • Function within the food service worker's scope of practice to support the goals of health care food service;
  • Develop and maintain ongoing personal and professional development strategies;
  • Carry out cost control techniques in the preparation of food service in the health care environment;
  • Apply food and bake theories to all aspects of food preparation in health care;
  • Implement cooking principles and techniques in the preparation of large quantities of various foods for the health care environment;
  • Apply knowledge of health care food service systems and adhere to departmental and industry work standards.

Jenjang Pendidikan

1 year Diploma (D1)


Medicine and Health Sciences

Universitas123 - Akademik


Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college, with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on, and employment focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education, and industry placements.

Many Centennial programs offer Canadian work experience and provide eligibility for designations from Canadian professional associations. Centennial consistently ranks #1 in Toronto for Student Satisfaction (KPI: 2016-2020). International students are achieving their goals at Centennial College, and leading the province in rates of successful graduation!

An impressive 90.1% of our international students studying Graduate Certificate programs complete their program at Centennial and graduate successfully.

With seven specialized academic schools, Centennial College offers more than 160 Programs.
Centennial offers foundations, post-secondary and post-graduate programs in:

  • Business,
  • Engineering Technology and Applied Science,
  • Communications,
  • Media, Arts and Design,
  • Health,
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts,
  • Transportation.

Centennial also offers English Language Learning and Foundations programs for college and university preparation. Through extensive partnership building, Centennial offers a global network of incoming and outgoing Pathways and credit transfer agreements with partner institutions: 398 international pathways and more than 600 Canadian pathways are established!

Centennial is the #1 college choice for international students in Canada and one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in the country. Centennial is a big institution and well recognized in Canada and around the world. Enrolment is over 25,000 full-time students, including 11,000 international students from 125 countries.

As you enjoy the academic benefits of a Canadian college education, a wide range of global perspectives will enrich your education and experience.

Centennial College welcomes you in your pursuit of an incredible international education experience. Centennial has a reputation for student and graduate success and numerous awards for International Education Leadership. 


Why Choose Centennial College?

  1. Affordable and cost-effective.
  2. High standard of education.
  3. Co-op and industry connections.
  4. Incredible diversity.
  5. Opportunity to work.
  6. Safe city and friendly community.
  7. Centennial College is an award-winning Canadian institution that received the Gold Medal for Leadership Development at the 2018 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence. Centennial also received the 2016 Gold Medal for Internationalization Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
  8. We are leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs We work with over 800 industry partners! You have access to the latest equipment and technology, industry-leading faculty and co-op opportunities to get you work-ready upon graduation. Centennial received first prize for Innovation in Applied Research.
  9. Among 125 colleges, Centennial ranks third in Canada for the number of students employed and paid to conduct applied research (Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges: 2017 Report). Over 1,000 pathways! Centennial College programs offer 367 Degree Pathways with partner universities in Canada and abroad.


Program Terkait


Please Wait