Food Services Training Program
We bring good food to your table. We pride ourselves on customizing menus that work with events and budgets.
Drinks & Snacks
We make healthy and affordable prepared foods to go. Daily breakfast specials are also available.
Food Services Training Program:
Since 2004, through our successful job training program, 90% of our graduates go on to work in the food service industry.
Chef Ric’s embraces the legacy of the former Rideau Bakery. Established by the Kardish Family (1930), which provided warmth and a feeling of home for 90 years. ‘Chef Ric’s’ follows this vision through:
1. healthy and affordable prepared foods;
2. an expanded catering service; and
3. an expanded Food Services Training Program
Chef Ric’s is a unique social enterprise for The Ottawa Mission and a community asset for people from all walks of life. We’re so grateful for our donors and partners for your support to help even more people in need.
The Food Services Training Program
For men and women looking to change their lives, the FSTP is a four-month job training program to teach the skills needed to work in a commercial kitchen. FSTP applicants must demonstrate only one qualification to be accepted — a desire to change their lives for the better.
Students pay no costs and we ensure they have all the tools they need to succeed. Students graduate with not only a credential that allows them to be self-supporting, but also with newfound confidence, pride and dignity.
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An Ottawa Mission Project
The Ottawa Mission is deeply appreciative of the generosity of our donors and partners. We are pleased to recognize principal supporters who made Chef Ric’s possible.
Anand & Saroj
Tom A. Skinner
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Canyon Foundation Fund
Government of Canada
In The Spirit Giving Foundation
Malhotra Family Foundation
Ottawa Community Foundation
The Westeinde Family
CORADIX Technology Consulting
Taggart Parkes Foundation
Archer Environmental Solutions Inc.
Johnny Veg at Orleans Fresh Fruit
Gerry & Sue Langlois
St. Lawrence College Employment Services
The Don and Shirley Green Family Foundation
Thyme and Again Creative Catering
Tania Kratt Interior Architecture & Design
Dr. Robert Cushman