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Restaurants & Food Services

Build a set of practical skills in an industry that is always hiring across the province.

The ever-changing restaurant and food industry is an ideal industry for someone who enjoys fast-paced work environments and working on their feet. Alberta’s cities are home to flourishing culinary scenes that are inspired by the diversity of cultures that reside within the province. There is endless opportunity for growth in the restaurant and food service industry along with the opportunity to meet new people and build your experience in customer service.

About Alberta’s Restaurant and Food Service Industry

151,000 people directly employed in the restaurant industry

11,260 restaurants, bars and caterers in Alberta

2.8 million visits to restaurants every day in Alberta

Restaurants, Bars, Caterers

Work in a fast-paced environment.

Working in restaurants and food services builds a strong set of skills, whether you're a server or cook. If you're passionate and hard working, there are lots of opportunities to move up to higher positions with more responsibility.

By the numbers


The restaurant and food industry accounts for 6.9% of total employment in Alberta.


491,420 people work in the restaurant and food industry.

Why Restaurants & Food Services?

Expand your skills.

Your skills can be used in multiple restaurants, giving you the flexibility to explore new opportunities.

Enjoy the energy.

Restaurants are busy and bustling, with lots of team members working together to keep things running smoothly.

Key Roles

  • Bartender
  • Cashier
  • Chef
  • Baker
  • Cook
  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Dishwasher
  • Porter

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