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  • Six-month certificate
  • Interlake Campus, Selkirk
  • Practicum


Take this program to develop the skills to oversee an organization’s food service operations. This program will prepare you for the responsibilities of a food service manager, which include the following:

•Budget management
•Menu planning
•Client service

You will learn about industry regulations and best practices, food trends, and food service supervisory issues.


Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

1. Successful completion of Grade 12.

Special Admission Requirements

If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements


English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Red River College Polytechnic will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 31, 2022.


Who Should Enrol?

Consider this program if you work in a food service setting, such as an institution (hospital, personal care home) or commercial operation (restaurant, catering, cafeteria). The program will appeal to you if you are interested in gaining business, nutritition, production, and human relations skills to effectively manage food service operations.


Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

The practicum integrates theory and practice in the work environment. In the practicum for this program you will have a supervised placement within a food services operation for a total of 150 hours. 

You will be evaluated on the major learning outcomes of the program during your practicum term.  Some placements, particularly in hospitals and personal care homes, may require that you provide documentation for immunizations, criminal record checks, food safety and handling, and first aid before you begin the practicum

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should able to:

  • Manage the human resources within a food services organization or department
  • Communicate appropriately with clients, staff and management
  • Apply food services technology and operate industry equipment
  • Develop nutritional menus for food service production
  • Manage food service production
  • Demonstrate professional behaviours expected within the food service industry
  • Manage food services budgets
  • Adhere to regulations, standards and best practices of food service industry
  • Provide customer service to clients within the food service industry


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.


Other Information

A Food Services Manager is committed to professional development and keeping abreast of current food service industry trends, standards, and regulations.

•Related industry associations include:
•Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
•Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals
•Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association
•Healthcare Caterers International

Regional health authorities in Manitoba also are involved in food service operations in hospitals, personal care homes, and independent living residences.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Food Services Management Certificate Program you must successully complete 11 courses (454 hours) and a practicum (150 hours). 


Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.



Employment Potential

Graduates should have the education to be employed as a food service manager in health care settings, personal care homes, catering companies, restaurants, and educational food service facilities.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
E-mail: interlake@rrc.ca


College Support Services

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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