Iqaluit’s Qajuqturvik Food Centre is seeking participants for a 12 week training program.

This is an opportunity for trainees to learn about nutrition, health, hygiene and food safety with professionals. Emily Davenport, a dietitian, with Nancy McPhee, a baker, will be conducting the training sessions related to kitchen and food safety.

Former participant Eric Tikivik is butchering a seal.
photo courtesy of Wade Thorhaug


Participants will be trained to carry out basic preparation of grains, vegetables, soups, meats, fish, breads and desserts. The program also aims to teach individuals about workplace rules, importance of teamwork and taking personal accountability.

Other aspects of training include support with finding stable employment in Nunavut.
The program also provides follow up support, said Dorothy Turner, a program organizer.
“We keep in touch with participants, that’s an integral part of the program,” explained Turner.

Individuals from all communities are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to beneficiaries. The program will cover travel expenses, provide staff housing and pay $15 per hour during training. To qualify applicants must have one week of work experience with a food services company or organization and commit to the 12 week program.

The training program will take place from Jan. 6 to April 3 in 2020. For more information, please contact or call 979-4863.

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