Restaurant Essentials

This program gives you the basics to start your career within the food & beverage industry.

Learn the fundamentals of working in Food & Beverage.

There are many employment opportunities within restaurants and banquet halls across Ontario.

This program provides is a great starting point for anyone who is looking to work in a food & beverage related workplace.

This program has 4 main components:

1 - Soft Skills: Customer Service, Teamwork, Conflict Resolution

2 - Compliance Training: WHMIS, AODA, OHSA

3 - Employment Skills: Enhancing Resume, Interviews

4 - Certifications: Smart Serve, Food Handler


Program Details


2 weeks (Online training)



Method of study

Virtual Online

Study Time

7 hours per day

Age Requirement

15 years and older

Program Eligibility

  • Resident of Ontario
  • Newcomers and individuals in receipt of Ontario Works are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible to work in Ontario
  • Physically able to stand for 8 hours, lift up to 30 LB
  • Weekend availability

Upcoming Program Dates

Watch this space for upcoming start dates!

Contact one of our hospitality career consultants to register for the Restaurant Essentials program and start building a foundation in hospitality. 

Program Calendar

Why Choose
Restaurant Essentials?

Learn how to be successful working within the Food & Beverage industry

Get the basics on working in a restaurant including customer service, provincial regulations and how to be part of a team.

Learn from industry professionals

You will work with some of the best and make great connections for your future career

Be job-ready

Get expert advice on how to impress employers with new skills and certifications that will give you an edge in the labour market.

Get a leg up on the competition.

Whether you’re interested in working the front of the house or back of the house, Jump to Jobs will give you the competitive edge you need to get hired. 

Contact a hospitality Career Consultant to get started!

This program taught me new skills and gave me a positive outlook on my job search. I feel better about myself and know that I will be able to get a job that will allow me to use the new skills I have learned

Phillip - Restaurant Ready! Graduate

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