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New Initiative: the Monarch Café Culinary & Hospitality Program

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This six month vocational training program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder will provide students with a blended training experience in a working Café, combined with classroom instruction. Upon graduation, students will receive support in acquiring and maintaining employment. There will also be an opportunity for students to attend Culinary Arts classes at a partner college as part of the cost of this program.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Menu Planning
  • Time Management
  • Food Preparation & Handling
  • Customer Relations
  • Safe Equipment Use
  • Communication Skills
  • Cashier Skills
  • Purchasing/Inventory Control


Collaboration
The curriculum has been collaboratively developed with our partners and individualized on-site support will be offered from Community Options Facilitators, ABA Vocational Coaches, and Humber School of Hospitality management and not Culinary Arts. Our partners include:

  • Humber College
  • George Brown College
  • Brock University
  • JVS Toronto


Enrollment
The Geneva Centre for Autism’s Culinary & Hospitality Program is a fee based service, and successful applicants will be required to pay $1500 for this 6 month program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals between 18 – 29 years of age
  • Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Communicates verbally or effectively uses a functional communication system
  • Moderate to low support needs
  • Individual has goals for employment or postsecondary education

Visit the Monarch Café website!