We are enrolling new students for our Diploma and Certificate programs online and via phone & email. During this period of lock-down our students are able to continue their education through instructor led online classes and in-class practical sessions in small groups, to be job ready in their respective field of study.

Diploma in Food Service Worker (FSW) - Full Time / Part-Time

(Approved by the Ministry of  Colleges & Universities - Govt. of Ontario)

Program Overview

This career focused program is specifically designed to provide the students with the updated knowledge, information and skills much needed to work in the Canadian Food Service Sector. The program emphasizes on the theory knowledge as well as real-world practical experience required to excel in today’s competitive job market as well as attain professional success with job satisfaction in the area of the expertise.

Scope and Vision


  • The aim of the program is to provide state of the art technology for innovative and up to date educational methods, as per the quality standards of the Institution.

  • The program is designed to help students in fulfillment of the mission of providing best possible relevant field work force to our society by generating practically educated and oriented food service workers.

  • Springfield College’s Food Service Programs’ teaching is directed towards development of the students who are outstandingly motivated, competent and skilled to attend and work in Canadian Food Industry Set-Ups.

  • The Essence of Education in these courses is- “To be most progressive driving force in the fulfillment of the objectives delineated for the progression and encouragement of knowledge and education in Canada to build up and support a strong Canadian Food Service Industry”.


Program Highlights

Food Service Workers are important members of the health care system especially as the long term care interdisciplinary system and dietary departments of health care setups, they share responsibilities to deliver quality nutrition care and service to their clients. The Food Service Worker program at Springfield College has been designed with expert knowledge of food service industry and skill expertise in the field to prepare the students to acquire all needed information and skill set for employment in food service in a Canadian health care setting. The program includes the skills and knowledge of the workings of a kitchen in a health care setup, sanitation and specialized food preparation techniques.

Academic Requirements


Students enrolled in vocational program are required to meet or exceed the admission requirements prescribed in Section 19 of Reg 415/06 of Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities, before they begin a program.

Student should meet the following minimum requirements:

• An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or

• Students are 18 years of age or older and pass a qualifying CAAT with Grade D.


Policy for granting credits or advanced standing:

If student has a college or university level subject similar to a Springfield College subject, he/she may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Standing credit at College. If his/her request for advanced standing is successful, the student will not be required to take the subject.

Any given subjects can receive credit to a maximum percentage (i.e. 30%) of the entire program hours.





Full-Time (F/T) or Part-Time (P/T) program 

16 week program  - Full Time

Schedule- Morning, Afternoon or Evening Classes

Call for Part-Time Class Schedule

Course  Outline

English for Food Service

Computer Technology & Application

MS Office & Keyboarding Skills

Role of Food Service Worker

Sanitation & Safety

Communication & Customer Service


Kitchen Equipment & Food Preparation

Food & Beverage Service

Career & Employment Strategies in Food Service

Career Prospects and Opportunities

  • Part time/Full time

Graduates of the Food Service Worker Programs can be employed in a health care and food service industry as, but not limited to the position of:

  • Hospital meal Advisor

  • Hospital meal attendant

  • Hospital meal planer

  • Entry level positions in commercial kitchens

  • Dietary planer and advisor  in Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes

  • Kitchen helper in Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes

  • Dietary aide

  • Hospital tray carrier

  • Airline food assembler

  • Meal attendant, hospital

  • Cafeteria Supervisor

  • Counter attendant, cafeteria

  • Food counter attendant

  • Food preparer

For more information, call our Administrator or Career Counselor or email us at info@springfieldcollege.ca

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