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Public Alternative Secondary School (P.A.S.S.)
Community Kitchen


​What is the Community Kitchen?

This community-based program in conjunction with Plentiful Harvest, the Unemployment Help Centre, Meals on Wheels and the GECDSB, helps to support local community groups in the production of daily meals and the rescuing of and distribution of foods to local food banks. GECDSB students work with a professional chef in the creation of daily meals for Meals on Wheels clients and rescued foods via the Plentiful Harvest. Students can gain COOP credits, food preparation courses in addition to various site-based training required in the general work force. Students work in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and have access to programs such as OYAP, SHSM and Dual Credit.

Who is Eligible to Attend the Community Kitchen?

  • Students must be between 16-20
  • Students must be enrolled in Grade 11 or 12

How Can I Apply to the Community Kitchen?

  • Online application: To open application click here.​​
  • Students will be referred to the Community Kitchen through the Teacher Consultant for Alternative Education
  • Students must attend an interview at the Community Kitchen prior to acceptance.

Community Kitchen Opportunities

  • Morning, Afternoon, or full-day co-op placements (2-4 credits)
  • Student may earn up to 5 credits in a semester if they put in extra time after school hours
  • Students can earn co-op credits, and Hospitality and Tourism credits
  • OYAP and SHSM opportunities
  • Dual Credit program is available

For more information please contact:
Dana O’Neil Teacher Consultant​
Re-Engagement & Alternative Education