Today, Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines announced a $30,000 donation to the college’s Culinary Arts and Culinary Management programs in Timmins.
The funds will be used to purchase specialized kitchen equipment and help organize future gourmet events known as “Bistro Boréal”. Open to the public, the bistros were a huge hit last year; they allow students to put into practice classroom training and manage a culinary event from start to finish.
In recognition of this significant investment, Collège Boréal’s cafeteria in Timmins will now be known as the Goldcorp Cafeteria.
Offered in Timmins and in Sudbury, Collège Boréal’s Culinary Arts – Chef Training and Culinary Management programs allow students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to prepare and present culinary fare in accordance with industry standards.
According to a recent report on labour supply and demand published by Tourism HR Canada, the tourism industry across the country faces critical labour shortages in the coming years. Projections indicate that Ontario will face the highest shortage of workers, particularly in the restaurant subsector. In fact, by 2030, it is anticipated that these labour shortages will reach 137,000 jobs per year. Chefs and food service managers are among the top five jobs for which there will be the greatest demand facing the highest labour shortages.