On the farm, at the market, in the warehouse and in the kitchen, youth aged 18-29 who are out of work and out of school are being trained by SEED and Everdale to explore different aspects of the food system and discover new passions. Participants make connections that could lead to job offers, and friendships to last a lifetime!
The Good Food Work Experience is a hands-on experience in a fun and relaxed environment.
Expand your knowledge of food-based work opportunities
Build your network and gain future references
Contribute to building a better food system in Guelph and Wellington County
Gain a wide set of job skills
Pursue your interests – get employed at a social enterprise that you enjoy!
Prepare and eat good food
Meet new people and have fun!
See what a career in food could look like by registering for our 3 week program where we experience a variety of work locations, plus do some training workshops from local experts!
For 15 hours a week, we will eat good food, try new things, and explore new interests! Earn a certificate in the end and, if it's a fit, maybe even a job!
Work locations you could get involved with
Q: I don’t have any previous experience or a heavy interest in food work. Could this still be for me?
Q: What is the atmosphere like?
Q: What happens if I miss a day?
Q: I don’t have a car. How will I get around?
Q: Could this really lead to a job?
A: YES! No previous experience or desire to become a chef required. We are hoping to introduce you to different parts of the food system to see if they spark an interest.
A: The SEED prioritizes creating a welcoming, open, accessible, respectful environment. Our staff are here to support your learning any way we can!
A: There is no penalty to miss a day of the program. We would still be looking for you the following day.
A: We provide bus tickets. We also have a van and a driver, and will provide transportation to sessions outside of downtown.
A: Yes! We have already employed 5 youth this year who show enthusiasm for kitchen, farm or market work following the three week experience. We also support networking with food businesses in the community.