Food Services Worker Program

Our Food Service Worker program provides you with knowledge and skills needed to be an integral part of an integrated healthcare team.

This program was developed to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Health and Long­-Term Care and employers for those employed as a Food Services Worker in a Long­-Term Care facility.

Through a blend of in-class learning and hands-on experiences, you’ll learn about the intricacies of quantity food preparation, basic therapeutic diets and nutrition, as well as essential skills in proper sanitation, safety practices, effective communication, and customer service.

Elevate your knowledge, hone your skills, and prepare for success in the dynamic field of food service with Medix.

Program Details

The Food Service Worker Online Live (FSWO) program is delivered using three methods that build on each other, with an emphasis on convenience for our students. This approach enables improved learning effectiveness while ensuring the students have the competency to succeed in their field of study.


Delivery Methods

Online Flexible Learning Activities – Self-directed assignments designed to build on livestream sessions and develop topic knowledge using video, readings, exercises, quizzes, and independent projects to be completed during the week.

In-person Practical Labs – Regularly scheduled in campus sessions designed to build on the theory by simulating real world experiential situations in preparation for a career.

Externship – A placement with an employer designed to bridge the gap between classroom and the work environment.

What Does the Food Service Worker Program Cover?

In the Food Service Worker program at Medix, students gain valuable skills essential for success in institutional food preparation environments. Here are some of the key skills and knowledge you’ll develop:

  • Explore food service worker roles in commercial enterprises and healthcare facilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation, standards, and ethical considerations in the food industry.
  • Perform basic food preparation and handling procedures while integrating health and nutrition principles.
  • Identify proper food storage, handling techniques, and sources of contaminant transmission.
  • Demonstrate proper use, sanitation, and storage of food service equipment.
  • Identify common causes of accidents in food preparation and implement preventive methods.
  • Demonstrate and apply effective sanitation and safety skills in the workplace.
  • Apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills with clients and co-workers individually and in groups.
  • Apply basic business skills, including budget planning, management, and proficiency in handling financial transactions.
  • Describe the role of the food service worker in the nutrition care process.

Food Service Worker: Hands-On Learning

As a crucial part of your training, you’ll embark on a 150 hour structured work experience field placement. This immersive component is designed to seamlessly integrate classroom teachings into real-world scenarios, providing you with invaluable hands-on experience.

Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At Medix, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but also the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

Thought Patterns for High Performance®
Mindsetting for Success and Well-being in the Digital Age™ from The Pacific Institute

Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

The Enriched Academy

A leading personal finance tool to teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

Admissions Requirements

For admissions to Medix College, domestic students must:

International Student Admissions

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Career Options

Medix College Food Service Worker students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. You can attend specialized workshops, including those in partnership with community partners, covering topics such as Customer Service Excellence and LinkedIn profile development. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure medical jobs in the Toronto area and beyond. Your success is our priority at Medix College.

What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Food Service Worker program?

  • Food service worker in health care facilities
  • Dietary Aide
  • Nutrition Aide

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • Residential facilities
  • Long-term facilities
  • Hospice care
  • Assisted living centres
  • home healthcare agencies

Program Costs

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact our amazing admissions team to review your options today! 

Total Program Fees

Admissions Registration Fee: $25 *
Tuition: $4,750.00
Lab Fees: $660.00
Books: $250.00
Uniform: $90.00
Exam Fee: $205.00

Total: $5,955.00

*Applied to tuition upon enrollment.






Source: Job Bank

*Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local income may vary.

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