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Free Online Food Tourism Certificate Training Program

posted on Feb 17, 2022
Food tourism is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism and a powerful driver for sustainable economic development in the Ontario region and beyond.

The Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA), in partnership with OTEC, has created a brand-new, free blended suite of online and instructor-led training program for hospitality businesses to better leverage the power of food tourism in Ontario. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently explain:

  • How you and your business fit into the food tourism value chain
  • The value and potential behind sourcing local food for (1) the tourism industry in Ontario, (2) the local food system in Ontario, and (3) for your business
  • The various elements that make up the local food system, and food tourism ecosystem in Ontario
  • How to begin sourcing and using local ingredients, as well as identify where you may have some knowledge gaps and where to go to get additional training or resources
  • How you can use local ingredients and your knowledge of local foodways to tell more dynamic taste of place stories to your guests
  • How to build strong business partnerships through local food
  • How to share your story to a broader audience, to help build our local food identity and grow food tourism in Ontario

Upon completion of the program, students will also receive a shareable LinkedIn badge and a certificate of completion


For more details or to register, visit https://otec.org/training-solutions/making-local-sourcing-work-for-you/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=waterloo_region_tourism_industry_updates_february_2022&utm_term=2022-02-15