Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, an accredited culinary school that provides students with world-class training, was founded in 1997 by Sue Singer, who recognized a need for a culinary school with an on-site restaurant.
The Pacific Institute offers professional programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts as well as casual one day cooking and baking courses. Pacific Institute also offers Wine courses for the wine taster who wishes to gain WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) certification and Beer School for the discerning beer taster.
The state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchens at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts provide generous room to work in a small, friendly atmosphere. There are two training kitchens dedicated to students in the first part of their training program where they are introduced to the fundamentals of both French Classical and International cuisine. Culinary Arts students then advance to the Catering, Restaurant, Patisserie and Bread kitchens where they participate in both on and off-site catered events and operate on-site restaurant, Bistro 101.
Recognized as Canada’s first culinary school to embrace Ocean Wise status and Green Table Network programs, the Pacific Institute is located in Vancouver, BC at the entrance to Granville Island.