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Food Services Assistant Option


In partnership with Kwantlen’s Cafeteria, the Food Services Assistant option prepared students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings in the food services industry. The five training modules included:

  • Sanitation
  • Food Preparation
  • Baking
  • Catering and Cashiering
  • Customer Service

The program was full time and ran for 10 months from September to June.


Applicants must:

  • Attend intake interviews
  • Provide evidence of 100 hours experience working or volunteering in a food service setting
  • A minimum Grade 6 reading and math level
  • Complete a “Food Services Assistant” questionnaire to the satisfaction of the interview panel
  • Provide documentation of their disability

Training includes:

  • Orientation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Class activities and assignments related to practical application of new skills
  • Employability Skills Classes
  • Participation in work experiences

Academic Content:

  • British Columbia Professional Cook Training Guides – Level One
  • Food Safe Level I (Basic)
  • First Aid/CPR
  • WorldHost
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Practical Component:

Students complete a minimum of five work experience placements in a variety of food service settings. Work experience placements are approximately five weeks long and a minimum of 22 hours per week. Students work under the supervision of the employer with support and monitoring by APPD staff.