Culinary Training

Steady employment in just 8 weeks. Over 75% of HAVE graduates become employed within days of completing our culinary training program.

Culinary Program

Our 8-week culinary training program works closely with local restaurants, cafes and hotels to provide job opportunities to individuals in Vancouver who experience barriers to employment. As a HAVE student, you'll complete food safety training and learn all aspects of running a commercial kitchen.

Catering Service

Our students work hard to provide fresh, quality catering to our clients while simultaneously transforming their own lives. By choosing our socially conscious catering service, you contribute to the education and supported employment of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community.

What Graduates and Customers are Saying

TIM, Program Graduate

"For many years, I felt like I was stuck in a certain position that was hard to get out of. HAVE has helped me get up on my feet and feel confident so that someday I can get off disability."

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is a meaningful way to make an impact in the community. As an individual, you can cover the cost of a student's tuition and provide a $500 graduation gift to help them pay for items needed for today's job market. Organizations can give life-changing experiences to HAVE students by becoming corporate sponsors.

Expedited Hiring Process

We work closely with local restaurants, cafes, and hotels to provide employment for our graduates. All graduates have completed their food safety training, are pre-screened with local references, and have skill levels ranging from dishwashers to line cooks.  When you hire a HAVE graduate, you help them build a positive future.