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Hospitality and Tourism (Foods)

Hospitality and tourism courses focus on the hospitality industry, the world’s largest employment sector. The courses prepare students to meet the challenges of this diverse industry by teaching them product preparation skills and by providing them with insight into tourism and travel.

Hospitality and tourism education provides both a hands-on and theoretical approach to various facets of the industry. Students will have the opportunity to develop essential food preparation, presentation, and customer relations skills; will learn about event coordination and marketing strategies, human resources, and inventory procedures; and will examine the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will work with equipment, use procedures, and adhere to health and safety regulations that are standards in the hospitality industry. They will acquire a foundation of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for both postsecondary education and careers.

Gr 10 Hospitality and tourism - TFJ2O

This course provides students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the tourism industry.

Gr 11 Hospitality and tourism - TFH3E

This course focuses on food preparation and management, and hospitality and tourism activities, equipment, and facilities. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food; plan, manage, and promote activities; and use the necessary equipment. Throughout the course, they will learn the fundamentals of providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. Students will also study the occupational health and safety standards and laws regulating the hospitality and tourism industry, explore the industry’s social and environmental impacts, and identify possible career paths.

Gr 12 Hospitality and tourism - TFH4E

This course focuses on advanced food preparation and presentation skills; event and activity planning; the equipment and facilities used in the hospitality and tourism industry; and tourist attractions. Students will study the nutritional value of foods, plan menus and recipes, develop management techniques, design and implement an event, and learn effective communication skills. They will also explore careers, the impact of the hospitality and tourism industry on society and the environment, and health and safety standards in the workplace.