This free program for Arabic-speaking, Syrian newcomers was launched in October 2017 by Hospitality Workers Training Centre and CultureLink. As of Winter, 2019, it had run in five cohorts. It was developed to help Syrian newcomers build their language and occupational skills and knowledge in the areas of food preparation, food safety and sanitation, guest services and customer relations, banquet and restaurant services. The program enables participants to improve their language skills, gain critical Canadian workplace cultural knowledge and job search techniques. The course runs 3 days a week for 4 weeks.