Applications are ongoing for our Intro to Cook Training Program. The course takes place in the commercial kitchen of Union Gospel Mission at 641 Columbia Street (Big Foot store entrance) in New Westminster and is free of charge. We provide transit passes, all materials, chefs’ clothing and meals. Intakes are ongoing so sign up at any time! 


Sign up online using the form below:

  1. Enter your first and last name
  2. Enter your email address to create an account
  3. Create a password – all passwords MUST be at least 6 characters and contain no special characters (i.e. !@#$%&*)

Already created an account? Login below with your email and password to continue to complete your registration form.

OR download and complete the fillable Registration Form and email to Andrew Wong, Program Manager at [email protected].

Our “Intro to Cook” job-skills training program is the first phase of a 3-module program called “Dan’s Warehouse” – future training opportunities will be provided in Commercial Driving and Warehouse Operations.

Recruitment, assessment, training and placing of clients in these occupations are the primary goals, along with providing therapeutic counselling, life-skills instruction and secure housing to the participants, some of whom may be affected by mental health issues.

At the end of the course, “Intro to Cook” graduates are offered a 1-month work experience opportunity in a professional kitchen. Our staff work with the student to help them find permanent employment, or to register for higher levels of training offered at BC colleges and universities.

For more information about the Dan’s Warehouse Project, download the concept brochure below: