Restaurant Ready!

This program will help you get job ready in only 3 weeks! We've taken the best elements from all our restaurant training programs into an intensive hands-on experience.

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Serving up the skills you need to work in the Food & Beverage Industry.

This program combines job seeking preparation, soft skills and work placement for Front or Back of House in a restaurant setting.

There are 3 components to this training:

  • Job Preparation in-person Training (week 1)
  • Front of House Training OR Back of House Training (week 2)
  • Work placement (week 3)

Starting on week 2 those taking Front of House Training will receive Smart Serve certification and Back of House trainees will be able to complete Food Handler’s certification.

You will participate in an interview by a potential employer and be offered work placement with the goal of a job offer.

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 in-classroom include:

  • Transferable Skills
  • Compliance Training - WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems), AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) & OHSA (Occupational Health & Safety)
  • Customer Service & Team Work modules

Program Details


3 weeks (2 weeks in classroom & up to  5 shifts work placement)



Method of study


Study Time

7 hours per day

Age Requirement

15 years and older

Program Eligibility

  • Resident of Toronto
  • 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

Please note that Restaurant Ready is an in-person program that will require participants to travel to the HWTC offices (located at 116 Industry St) 

Upcoming Program Dates

Restaurant Ready!

Cohort 2 - Winter

Start Date

Feb 05, 2024

End Date

Feb 16, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Restaurant Ready!

Cohort 3 - Spring

Start Date

Mar 04, 2024

End Date

Mar 15, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Restaurant Ready!

Cohort 4 - Spring

Start Date

Apr 08, 2024

End Date

Apr 19, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Why Choose
Jump to Jobs?

Connect directly with employers

Find and connect with hospitality employers that value your skills.

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 Carrer 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

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