Best year of my life. Everyone there is extremely nice and makes sure that you are learning everything you need and want. The skills and experience that you gain is unmatched whether it's in pastry or culinary because every instructor has something new to teach you. The small class size makes it easy for everyone to get to know each other and by the end of the program you are a strong team of Cooks and friends, I know I met some of my best friends there. I looked at other culinary schools before PICA and once I went for my interview and met with the admin, I knew this is where I needed to go to school. The knowledge they provided me with set me up for success in the industry and they went as far as helping me as job reference sand by checking in on where my search was at and recommending the best environments for me to work in.
Алексей "Alex" О.
I'm a one-year program alumni from PICA and I can say that it was probably the best year in my life. Before attending to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts I did a massive research about culinary schools in BC and Canada overall. After completing the full program, I'm able to say that if you will attend it, the staff of PICA will invest lots of time and efforts in your educational process. Instructors are professional Chefs from all around the world who have enough experience, passion, knowledge and lots of humour to make the time which you will spend there unforgettable. Finally, this school has a really good reputation between chefs in Canada that makes the process with searching for a job after graduation much easier. In general, I would put 6 out of 5 if it would be possible! Thanks PICA for everything!
I graduated from the 6-month program for Culinary Arts. It was truly a great experience. I had experience working in kitchens prior to the program but PICA allowed me to refine my skillset and explore more options for myself as a young growing chef in Vancouver. The school is great whether you have experience or not as long as you have a passion for creating food. As an alumnus, the school continues to provide work opportunities and continues to support alumni even though they have graduated.
The biggest lesson at PICA isn’t the technical skills you pick up – although they’re second to none - the biggest lesson is the attitudes the chef instructors inspire in their students; their ability to push you past your limits and leave you with the judgment and discipline to temper your own creativity.
I graduated the Dual-Diploma program which is 6 months Culinary Arts and 6 months Baking and Pastry Arts. Each program was very welcoming to all skill levels, the chef instructors are very friendly and with the small class sizes I was able to get the attention that I required. I will never forget PICA, I made so many great memories and had an amazing academic experience.
My six months at PICA surpassed all types of expectations I had. Education quality is excellent. I feel like I grew not only in cooking but also as a person. The people I met influenced my life and made me a better person.
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!
Learning here was a wonderful privilege. I encourage anyone that has any doubts to forget them.