FABARNAK is a cafe and catering service located on the main floor of The 519 Community Centre. With an inventive daily menu and quality ingredients, we provide a healthy and delicious dining experience among friends.

Operated as a social enterprise, FABARNAK provides job opportunities and training to individuals with employment barriers, offering them a chance to work side by side with our team of professional chefs and front-of-house staff.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

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Training programs

FABARNAK offers a structured, one-year training and employment program for those who have faced barriers to employment and are looking for a rewarding role within the hospitality industry.

Led by our team of industry professionals, FABARNAK's program is inclusive and non-judgemental. In the past, we've worked with trans youth undergoing a gender transition, newcomers to Canada with limited Canadian work experience, and young people in recovery from addiction.

For more information about the Employment and Training Program, contact:

Becky McFarlane
Director, Programs and Community Services



Whether you are hosting a private event or a corporate meeting, FABARNAK works with our chefs and clients to create innovative menus designed to fit any event.

We cater on site at The 519 Community Centre and throughout Toronto, providing meals for all occasions.

To inquire about catering your event, contact us.