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Social responsibility and community commitment  

At the ITHQ, excellence in training goes hand in hand with the desire to commit to creating a more equal and responsible society.

The ITHQ supports the mission of La Tablée des chefs, the Maison du Père and Cuisiniers sans frontières, 3 community organizations that provide meals to the underprivileged, reduce food waste and encourage the development of culinary skills.

7 tons

of edible goods are donated annually to the Maison du Père

31 800 meals

were donated to La Tablée des chefs and redistributed to food banks in 2019-2020

30 youth and their families

participate each year in La Tablée des chefs’ culinary brigade competition, the final of which is held each year at the ITHQ

300 Malagasy women

were trained in cooking thanks to the organization Cuisiniers sans frontières, which receives support from the ITHQ


Our expertise at the service of the community

Through agreements with public organizations, the ITHQ contributes to projects that address current issues and help vulnerable populations in our society. 

In collaboration with the CIUSSS de Montréal-Nord, the ITHQ has developed some 40 recipes for residents of CHSLDs from cultural communities. The objective of this project is to allow elderly or sick people who come from immigrant families to rediscover flavours that are familiar to them, to give them comfort and thus to encourage them to eat.

In collaboration with the McGill University Council on Palliative Care, students in Gestion d’un établissement de restauration at the ITHQ have developed tasty and comforting recipes adapted to the particular needs of people in the final stage of life.

These recipes, compiled in a book and available online for free, are intended for palliative care personnel members and family caregivers.

Thanks to a new program from the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), the ITHQ is supporting public organizations in the health and education sectors that wish to improve the local products sourcing in their cafeterias and food services, with the aim of offering better quality food to children, seniors and sick people.

In collaboration with the organization Autisme sans limites, the ITHQ has developed a cooking training adapted to the needs of young people with autism, with the objective of cultivating their autonomy and helping them develop healthy eating habits

The Cree Nation Government called upon the experts at the ITHQ to develop recipes for toddlers who attend the early childhood centres (CPE) in Eeyou Istchee. 16 cooks working in these CPE also participated in a customized training given at the ITHQ.

In collaboration with Correctional Service Canada, the ITHQ is now offering Food Hygiene and Safety training to inmates in 13 Québec prisons, with the aim of facilitating their professional reintegration.

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