BC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships.  In 2018 the BCHF will again be granting 4 different types of…

3rd Annual Slow Fish Dinner, presented by the Chef’s Table Society of B.C. 

  The Chef’s table Society, a Vancouver-based non profit charity supporting sustainable food programs that inspire, nurture and educate chefs, producers and the local food industry is returning to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts with their 3rd annual Slow Fish Dinner. The event is designed to raise awareness for Slow Fish Canada (a Slow…

Slow Fish Canada dinner returns to Vancouver Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are to mark their calendars, as the Chefs’ Table Society‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on September 27th, 2015. This annual event unites Vancouverites to…

Avocado Showdown in Vancouver

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of participating in the Avocado Showdown in Vancouver held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The goal for the competitors was to create a dish to showcase the delicious versatility of avocados. Specifically, avocados from Mexico, as they make up approximately 80% of the avocados sold in Canada. Attended…

Get cooking!

My dream vacation has always been to travel to Italy or France for a few weeks with the sole purpose of taking cooking lessons. I love to learn about food, I love trying new restaurants, but most of all, I love to cook. I also firmly believe that cooking for yourself is one of the…

Chef Michael Christiansen from The Pear Tree wins Canada’s Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship for 2014

Yesterday Michael Christiansen (pictured) won the 2014 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition, held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, BC. The 23-year-old, originally from Winnipeg, stood the heat of the kitchen to beat finalists from across Canada for the $10,000 prize presented by Chefs’ Table Society of BC and a stage at…

Slow Fish Mystery Dinner – Featured products and Mystery Chefs hints

On Saturday September 27 at 6h00, a reception will kick off an evening during which 8 chefs will prepare 8 delicious dishes in 8 professional kitchens at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) FEATURED PRODUCTS: •Gooseneck barnacles •Honey mussels •Sockeye salmon •Sea urchins •Geoduck •Sturgeon •Oysters •Clams Tickets at https://slowfishmysterydinner.eventbrite.ca/   MYSTERY CHEFS: Chef 1…

BLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

  The Blind Tasting Challenge is a Trade event that is also open to the public. Trade professionals, servers, chefs, and sommeliers compete head to head with the consumer. The Blind Tasting Challenge is sponsored by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in partnership with Mark Anthony Brands. Blind Tasting Challenge was created to provide…