Local Employment Requirements
In order to satisfy the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's food safety requirements, Food Handler Certification may be required by some employers. To find a list of local Public Health units offering training, visit: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/phu/phuloc_mn.html.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Ensure quality of food and portion control. Prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances. Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities.
Maintain records of food costs, consumption, sales and inventory.
Oral communication, working with others, problem solving, decision making and job task planning and organizing.
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Trade certification is voluntary for chefs in Ontario. More information on certification can be found on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities web site at: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ under Apprenticeship.
For information on Red Seal endorsement for chefs visit: http://www.red-seal.ca/.
For more information on training opportunities in this occupation offered by colleges in Ontario, please refer to the following web site: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/.
Private career colleges in Ontario may also have programs related to this occupation. More information can be found on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities web site at http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ when searched under 'Ontario Private Career College Search Service'.