Summer Culinary Staff for Tourism Businesses – 2019 Opportunities

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Serve it Up is for employers interested in hiring an engaged & trained High School Student in a culinary position for at least 200 hours during the summer. Employers must have a Red Seal Chef able to mentor the student.


This is a pre-apprenticeship program for high school students. This program is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, Education, and Apprenticeship. Serve it Up provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary trade to gain hands-on experience through paid employment while working under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef. In preparation for summer employment, students receive basic culinary training in advance of their placement.


The summer placement for Serve it Up students is during July/August. Interviews with employers will take place in Spring.


This program is available to employers in the province.


Identifying potential future employees early through the Serve it Up program is proving to be a great pathway into culinary careers. The program does not just meet an immediate labour need; it is also connecting employers to future long term employees.

Interested in hiring a student this summer and shaping a career in the culinary field? Please contact NSTHRC at 902.423.4480 or