Fast Track Distilled

Learn all the aspects of working in a restaurant, and learn it at one of Toronto’s most popular areas, The Distillery District.

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Learn all the skills needed to work in different parts of a restaurant.

The Distillery District hosts 5 highly rated restaurants that are led by managers and chefs with extensive experience. Fast Track Distilled gives you the chance to learn from these experts and practice what they have learnt within modern restaurants, each with their own specialty and/or focus. After successful completion of the program, you will be supported to get a job either at the Distillery District or other restaurant in the Greater Toronto Area

You will participate in an interview to determine which jobs best suit your personality and skills – either the front or back areas of the restaurant. The job skills that will be covered include:

Kitchen / Back

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Bakery


Restaurant / Front

  • Hosting
  • Busser
  • Server
  • Barista
  • Barback

*Please note that placement could be longer than one week OR participant may be offered employment during placement 

Program Details

Duration

3 weeks in-class training + placement and a chance of direct employment 

Cost

Free

Method of study

In-Person

Study Time

3 Weeks*

Age Requirement

18 years and older

Program Eligibility

  • Resident of Ontario, eligible to work in the province
  • Newcomers and individuals in receipt of Ontario Works
  • For the Physically able to stand for 8 hours, lift up to 30 LB
  • Masks are optional for this in-person training

Upcoming Program Dates

Watch this space for upcoming start dates!

Fast Track Distilled

Winter Session - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Mar 13, 2023

End Date

Mar 24, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Spring Session 1 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Apr 10, 2023

End Date

Apr 21, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Spring Session 2 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

May 01, 2023

End Date

May 12, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Spring Session 3 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

May 15, 2023

End Date

May 26, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Summer Session 1 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Jun 05, 2023

End Date

Jun 16, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Summer Session 2 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Jun 19, 2023

End Date

Jun 30, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Summer Session 3 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Jun 19, 2023

End Date

Jun 30, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fast Track Distilled

Summer Session 4 - Daniels Spectrum

Start Date

Jul 10, 2023

End Date

Jul 21, 2023

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Interested in more training options? Visit our calendar page for a complete list of HWTC’s upcoming programs and start dates. 

Program Calendar

Why Choose Fast Track Distilled?

Explore different jobs within a restaurant 

Our training allows you to learn more about either the front or back areas of a restaurant so you can find out which job you are better suited for. 

Learn from industry experts

Our team consists of facilitators who have direct experience in the hospitality industry including some who currently work at the Distillery District.

Hands-on Experience and Certifications 

This program has an extensive hands-on component to give you many opportunities to learn by practicing the skills in simulated and real situations. We also make it easy to get important certifications like Smart Serve or WHMIS.

Don’t miss out. This Special Partnership with Distillery District has limited spots.

Book a 15-minute call with one of our career counsellors to learn more and get signed up for the unique opportunity.

The tools provided to move forward are so valuable and the added bonus of the staff continuously offering encouragement and support really helped. I highly recommend this program to assist with taking your next employment steps.


Sarah - PIVOT Graduate

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