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Our Professional Programs

Our Professional Programs

We prepare culinary and baking & pastry professionals for the career of their lives. Success comes through outstanding instruction, personal attention and our commitment to excellence.

Our intense, 90% hands-on training programs are delivered under close, demanding supervision from our dedicated, passionate and experienced Chef Instructors. 

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Upcoming Programs

Our next intake commences on January 4, 2016. 

We are also accepting applications for 

March 28, 2016, June 27, 2016 and September 19, 2016. 

For more information, contact our Admissions Department.

Upcoming Programs

1-Year Culinary / Baking & Pastry Arts Program

1-Year Culinary / Baking & Pastry Arts

Our full-time ‘Dual Diploma’ professional program offers you the opportunity to develop the fundamentals skill sets in both Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts. 

Culinary Arts Program

Culinary Arts

Our well-rounded professional 6 Month Culinary Arts program presents basic and classic fundamental techniques in an intensive practical curriculum of culinary essentials.

Baking & Pastry Arts Program

Baking & Pastry Arts

Our 6 Month Baking & Pastry Arts program teaches the basic and advanced techniques in a practical format that meets the high standards set by the food service industry.

A Taste of Excellence

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has been launching careers in the Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts since 1997. Located at the entrance to Granville Island (Vancouver, BC Canada), a vibrant and bustling community where food and artisan merchants display and sell their products, PICA is dedicated to students’ success. Recognized by various organizations for excellence in business, PICA is also accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) and holds British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance designation (EQA). 

Our dedicated faculty, each with over 10 years of industry knowledge and experience, are always eager to share their passion for the Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts.

Where Our Grads Work

Blue Water Cafe
La Quercia
Fairmont Royal York
Faiting Goat

Student Testimonials

Amazing experience, excellent professional Chefs that want to prepare you for the future. I have enjoyed every day of the last six months; thank you PICA!

Andrea P., September '14 Baking & Pastry Arts

PICA combines a thorough culinary education with valuable real world kitchen skills! What a great program for preparing students to enter the culinary workforce.

Jennifer C., December '13 Culinary Arts

My experience at this school has been amazing. All of the Chefs that I have had an opportunity to work with and learn from have been fantastic. [My] Chefs have all had an enormous influence on me and I am extremely grateful. Thank you so much for this wonderful school! I am going to miss my "Big Italian Family!

Alexa Z., September '12 Baking & Pastry Arts

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