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What is Food Service Worker?

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

Knowledge and Skills that you will gain
Food Service Worker program is designed with an aim to train students and provide required skills and knowledge for employment by hospitals and other health care establishments. They can also be hired by cafeterias, restaurants, catering companies and any other food service corporations. In most of the cases, they get placed as an employee in a restaurant, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, fast food outlets, hospitals, etc. The skills and knowledge learned during this FSW Program are applied in these areas where they are prepared to take responsibility relevant to the position they have. The skills learnt during the course of time are taught as per the government and mandatory regulations.

Why Food Service Worker program?

There are several and numerous job opportunities and market in the food service sector with healthcare departments are constantly hiring new staff. More importantly, there is more chance for a student to get placed post completing his Diploma in Food Service Worker.

Food Service Worker at BITTS

BITTS International Career College is one of the most reputed private career college in Mississauga, the motto is for a student to be infinite and to explore one’s true potential. Food Service worker at BITTS will not only teach you to learn theories but help you perform practical so that you and your career can take a brilliant path in the coming future.
Program Outcomes
1. Discuss the role and responsibilities of food service workers in commercial enterprises or health care facilities.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation, standards and ethical issues in the food industry.
3. Perform basic food preparation and food handling/production procedures and integrating the principles of health and nutrition in food services management.
4. Identify proper food storage, handling, causes of food contamination and methods of contaminant transmission.
5. Demonstrate the proper use, sanitation and storage of equipment.
6. Identify common causes of accidents in food preparation and methods to prevent them.
7. Demonstrate and apply effective sanitation and safety skills and procedures in the workplace.
8. Demonstrate and apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills both with clients and co-workers on an individual and group basis.
9. Apply basic business skills, including budget planning and management; demonstrate facility in handling cash and credit transactions.

Canadian Food Industry

The Canadian food service industry generates $75 billion in annual sales, representing about 4% of the national gross domestic product (GDP). Canada’s food service industry is comprised of a commercial sector (restaurants, bars, and caterers) and non-commercial sector (hospitals and hotels). Our restaurant industry, meanwhile, is the fourth-largest private sector employer in Canada.
1.2 million
The number of people directly employed in the Canadian restaurant industry, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.
7%
Canada’s restaurant industry accounts for about 7% of the country’s workforce.
7,500
The number of full-time jobs that were created in the food service industry in 2016. Growth in full-time food service employment outpaced part-time employment last year.
3,500
The number of part-time jobs that were created in the food service industry in 2016. In total, the industry created 11,000 new jobs last year.
1 in 5
The fraction of young Canadians – aged 24 and under – that are employed in the restaurant industry.
42%
The percentage of restaurant employees in Canada who are 24 and under. Right now the restaurant industry is the number one source of first-time jobs for young workers.
22%
The percentage of Canadians whose first job was in the restaurant business – the highest percentage of any industry in Canada.
23,800
The number of seniors aged 65 and over, who worked in restaurants in 2016 to supplement their income. Seniors now account for 1.9% of all food service employees in Canada, compared to 0.5% in 2000.
94,290
The total number of restaurants, bars, and caterers across Canada in 2016. Restaurants are the number one attraction in Canada for spending time with family and friends.