More than just food prep.
Prep for success!

Recipe for Success is an employment-focused training and internship program that increases knowledge, skills, and confidence in food preparation for anyone who has an interest in securing work in the food service industry. The Training Program runs four weeks, with select graduates being accepted to the subsequent four-month Internship Program. Recipe for Success is designed to support those facing poverty and instability in their lives due to socio-economic, mental health, and other circumstantial factors.

You Will Learn

  • Food safety
  • Nutrition
  • Cooking and baking theory
  • Basic kitchen skills
  • Knowledge and confidence in food preparation

You Will Receive

  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Hands-on experience
  • Cash Stipend
  • And more…

Select Training Program graduates will have the opportunity to go on to our Internship Program



The Jesse Diamond Internship

Successful applicants to the Upper Shelf Internship Program and the Recipe for Success Internship Program are automatically sponsored through The Jesse Diamond Internship.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently unemployed
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Strong interest in finding employment in food preparation
  • Ability to engage and commit to full 8 weeks of program

Program Info

Upcoming session: September 9 – November 4, 2024

Training Program length: 4 weeks

Hours: 3-hr in-kitchen workshops, once per week

Learning: Optional weekly online workshops

Includes stipend

Internship Program length: 4 months

Hours: 4-hr in-kitchen workshops, twice per week

Learning: Weekly online workshops

Stipend: $53 per shift





Are you an Ve’ahavta program alumnus? If so, you can refer new prospective clients to apply to Ve’ahavta’s Training or Internship programs: Building Foundations for Women (BFW), Ve’ahavta Skills Academy (VSA), Upper Shelf Inventory Management Internship, or Recipe for Success Training/Internship Program, and receive $25 for each successful referral!

NOTE: The referee must complete the application process, but they don’t need to be accepted into a program in order for you to receive your fee.


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