The Dishwasher/Kitchen Porter program is organized by the Hospitality Workers Training Centre. Kitchen Porters represent the highest standard of excellence in kitchen cleanliness and organization. The course is 4 weeks and delivered during the days, evenings and weekends. Practical training is delivered at Hawthorne Food & Drink and includes a 1-week placement in a hotel kitchen.


  • 3-weeks hands-on and 1-week unpaid placement
  • Gain Food Handler’s and WHMIS Certifications
  • Connection with potential employers
  • Support with resume writing and interview preparation


  • New immigrants and refugees who are residents of Ontario, eligible to work in the province, 18+ years of age, and looking for work.
  • Newcomers and individuals in receipt of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Supports are encouraged to apply.
  • Able to work days, evenings and weekends.
  • Clean, with good hygiene habits. Detail-oriented.
  • Multi-tasks efficiently, Organized, accurate and reliable.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Able to stand for long periods (8 hours).
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Next steps

  • Complete the online application or visit an information session held every week on Tuesdays: 10:30 am
  • For more information or to register for any of Hospitality Workers Training Centre courses, call 647-930-9518  or email [email protected]