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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 March 28, 2016.  

We are also accepting applications for 

June 27, 2016, September 19, 2016 and January 3, 2017. 

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
Hyatt
La Quercia
Fairmont Royal York
Faiting Goat

Student Testimonials

Changed my life. I finally know what I’m doing for the rest of my life.

Nicolas L., December 2015, One Year Dual Diploma

A chef instructor once told me, “Life is full of choices, it depends on what good or bad choices you make. I know I’ve made an excellent choice joining PICA.

Dalena N., June 2015, Baking & Pastry Arts

My time at the Institute accounts for some of the most fruitful learning experiences of my life. I have learned valuable skills from chefs with a wide range of knowledge and abilities.

Amanda B., June 2015, Culinary Arts

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance services for every graduate. Apply today to begin your culinary career.

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