Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
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HEADLINEAn all-women team of Syrian refugees has become Canada’s hottest new catering company (Saveur, Aug 18/16).
MEDIA
Saveur
DATE
Aug 18, 2016
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Karam Kitchen is taking over the city of Hamilton, Ontario with yogurt sauce for a good cause. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

HEADLINENewcomer Kitchen cooks up business venture for Syrian refugee women (HuffPost, July 11/16)
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HuffPost
DATE
Jul 11, 2016
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Newcomer Kitchen, as it's known, started informally, when The Depanneur's owner discovered many Syrian refugees were being housed temporarily in Toronto-area hotels without access to kitchens to cook for their families. >> Catering; Entrepreneurship

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Globe and Mail
DATE
Jun 24, 2016
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By leveraging the popularity of pop-up dining, we're clearing the path to the amazing latent talent that is in this community, so they can find a way to monetize their skills in a way that is dignified and equitable,' says Len Senater, who runs the Depanneur, an informal kitchen in Toronto's Annex area. >> Catering; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian refugee starts catering business in Calgary (CBC, April 2/16).
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 02, 2016
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As Syrian refugees begin new lives in Alberta, finding work can be a big challenge. So one Calgary newcomer, Rita Khenchet, is overcoming that hurdle by starting her own catering business. >> Catering; Caterer; Women

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Toronto dot com
DATE
Feb 04, 2016
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Years after the market saw a variety of vendors set up shop along Dundas Street West in used shipping containers, Scadding Court recently opened its own commercial kitchen to give entrepreneurial cooks, bakers, and catering companies a place to prepare their goodies. >> Catering; Caterer

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Food preparation and service, Hospitality, Restaurant
Type:
Entrepreneurship, Training for those experiencing barriers, Women
Organizers:
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-East, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified
Sectors:
Customer service, Food preparation and service, Hospitality, Retail, Sales and marketing
Type:
Job search, Training with newcomer focus, Women
Organizers:
Agincourt Community Services Association
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified

Work to Consider

Catering

A look at the catering sector, the potential for newcomers to establish or work in a catering business, regulatory and certification requirements, and the availability and value of social enterprise programs and commercial and community kitchens.

Hotel related

The hotel and special function sectors of the hospitality industry are currently doing well in major Canadian markets. Employers and government agencies are keen to hire newcomers in the areas of hotel management and administration, event planning, front-of-the-house, and maintenance and cleaning.

Restaurants and Quick Service

An overview of jobs available in the restaurant industry including the types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirements; regulation and certification; training opportunities; apprenticeships; and a job market outlook.