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Olympic-Sized Education

posted on April 20, 2010

Pacific Institute Of Culinary Arts’ students received an Olympic-sized education this term, cooking up some gold medal plates for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and esteemed guests at downtown's official Olympic Club.  Fifty-four Advanced Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students left their Granville Island campus for an experience of a lifetime working with The Vancouver Club’s Executive Chef Sean Cousins.  In their Advanced programs, students would normally run the kitchens at the school’s Bistro 101, but the opportunity to have them cook for dignitaries and officials of the IOC was something we could not pass up.  “The opportunity to really experience the behind-the -scenes excitement of the Olympics is something we wanted to provide our student’s with, which is why we arranged this placement for them at the Olympic Club”, says Executive Chef & Program Director, Julian Bond.   “This was unlike anything they’ve ever been a part of – an amazing experience on both a personal and professional level, not to mention, a fantastic addition to their resumes."