A Taste of Excellence

Founded in 1997 by Sue Singer, the Institute is located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada at the entrance to Granville Island (named top neighbourhood in North America by U.S. City Ranking Organization’s “Project for Public Spaces”) and is Vancouver's Premier Culinary Centre. This accredited, private and co-educational culinary institute provides students with world-class training in a setting filled with both cultural and recreational opportunities. 

With everything from casual classes to wine programs, our award winning Bistro 101 Restaurant & Bakery 101 Café, a wide array of corporate events & catering, and of course, our Professional Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts, there is something for everyone here at PICA, including YOU! 

About Pica

About PICA

PICA President Message

President's Message

I am very honored to be the new President of this award-winning school. It is an exciting year for all of us as we celebrate 20 years of providing exceptional training and mentoring to students in the culinary discipline. 

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Hire Our Grads

Hire Our Grads

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts trains students for entry-level positions in fine dining restaurants, hotels, patisseries, bakeshops and catering companies worldwide.

Top Professional Culinary School in Vancouver

For a fifth year in a row, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has been voted in as the Best Professional Culinary School in the Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver 2016 Awards!

Over 2,800 of our alumni can be found in kitchens, restaurants, bakeries and establishments as close as Granville Island and as far as Edinburgh, Moscow, Hong Kong, and dozens upon dozens more cities. We're proud to have made a lasting impression on the culinary and pastry scene worldwide... and we're even prouder to do it while calling Vancouver our home.

Our Goals Are High

Our goals are high: To provide students with top-calibre training so that they are fully prepared for employment in the hospitality industry. We hope to see our graduates working in fine dining establishments around the world!

Accredited and Designated

For over twenty years, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has held its designation from the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Goals are high