Study Culinary Arts in Canada
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Canada
To provide students with the highest quality training in the culinary arts and baking & pastry arts in order to fully prepare them for entry level employment in the hospitality industry and; to provide the hospitality industry with a source of well trained graduates for hiring into their entry level positions and; to have our graduates represent the Institute in the finest restaurants and hotels around the world.
Demand for Professional Chefs Rise
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has experienced the increased demand for training in the culinary and baking & pastry, as have many other culinary schools. To accommodate a year long waiting period for their students, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts chose to maintain their reputed small classes by expanding their facilities. In 2003, the Institute doubled its space. A 105 seat restaurant,
with a view of the marina and mountains, a storefront bakeshop & caf a wedding cake kitchen, a chocolate studio and eight commercial kitchens (including a catering kitchen) now encompass 13, 000 sq. ft.
The profile of a Canadian or International student attending Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts ranges from high school graduate to career change, each with a love for cooking and/or baking. Career change represent 60 per cent of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts students. Career change graduates are more often seeking an entrepreneurial career, whereas other graduates are choosing to begin their careers in restaurants and hotels throughout the world. Others choose catering, personal chef on yachts, hotels and restaurants throughout Canada, the U.S. and the world.
Two full time six month professional programs are offered at PICA, Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts, with a maximum class size of 15 students to 1 Chef Instructor. Classes commence every January, April, June and September and students may choose either a morning or afternoon schedule.
To learn more about Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts programs, visit their website http://www.picachef.com or call for a tour of their facilities 604-734-4488.
Vancouver, Our Setting
Vancouver is a beautiful place to learn the most special of arts. The city is a unique blend of spectacular natural beauty and rich cultural diversity. Vancouver's stunning combination of ocean, rivers, rainforest, mountains and temperate climate makes it one of the world's most livable cities, and a leading tourism destination. A meeting point for international cultures, this city of 1.8 million people is Canada's western gateway to the world, and a centre of educational, economic and cultural activity.
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is set amid this beauty, industry and energy. We are located at the ocean's edge, at the entrance to Granville Island, near the heart of downtown Vancouver. Granville Island is an eclectic enclave of businesses, restaurants, a visual arts school, public market, galleries and theatres that attracts an estimated 250, 000 visitors each month.