Diploma in Food Service Worker (FSW)
(Approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities - Govt. of Ontario)
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”.
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.
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 (400 Hours) - Full Time
Schedule- Morning, Afternoon or Evening Classes
Call for Part-Time Class Schedule
English for Food Service
Computer Technology & Application
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
Hospital tray carrier
Airline food assembler
Meal attendant, hospital
Counter attendant, cafeteria
Food counter attendant
For more information, call our Campus Administrator or Career Counselor or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org