Winnipeg Food handlers course encourages newcomer cooks in Winnipeg’s kitchens

Metro | Winnipeg

By: Jessica Botelho-UrbanskiIMG_7959

Local immigrants in Winnipeg are learning to sautée their way to employment thanks to a free food handlers’ course offered by Food Matters Manitoba.

The program, which launched in July and runs once a month, has seen about 75 participants so far and a wait list much longer, according to program coordinator Amy Henderson, who’s looking to expand.

If they had room, Food Matters would accept 100 people per session, she said.

But they can only take in about 30 at the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, located at 90 Sinclair St., said instructor Maria Paguiligan.

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