Top Five Reasons to Attend Culinary School

Learn the top five reasons you should attend culinary school for Canadian and International students.

Explore Your Food Passion

Why not pursue a career related to something you love? Most chefs fondly recall that their favorite food memories from childhood are what ignited their passion to pursue a culinary career. If cooking and being in the kitchen always puts a smile on your face, then this might be the profession for you. You will be surprised at what you’ll be able to achieve with a culinary arts education. Chefs are passionate people who are proud of their creations and find joy in others loving their food.

Learn from Professional Chefs Who Want to Teach You

Stepping into a professional restaurant kitchen without any cooking experience can be intimidating. If you’re the kind of person that prefers to learn in a calm environment, culinary school offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and master the skills you need to develop the confidence and knowledge to learn any style of cuisine to work in a top kitchen.  

Global Job Opportunities  

Curious about the world? As a culinary school graduate, you will attain professional qualifications that will provide you with the opportunity to travel and work in some of the world’s finest restaurants, hotels, resorts and companies around the globe, including renowned Michelin-star restaurants. Visiting different countries will expose you to new food cultures, flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques that give you mastery to create new and interesting foods.

Industry Networking  

At culinary school, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with like-minded classmates, chef-instructors, visiting chefs and other food professionals who will introduce you to the many different areas of the food industry. Culinary schools have connections with top chefs and can provide many opportunities for their students to network with leading food industry professionals. Established culinary schools also have a large network of alumni who can provide you with your first job, advice, mentorship and more.  

Be the Boss

Once you’ve gained more experience and have had the chance to develop your unique personal style, your professional culinary education is the perfect foundation for you to start own business. Whether your goal is to start a neighborhood café, a food company, a personal chef service or your very own restaurant, you can be confident in your knowledge and abilities to be successful.  

Are you ready to get started on your career in the culinary or baking & pastry arts? Talk with our team of expert admissions advisors to learn more about Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ professional diploma programs and how you can be industry ready in 6 months!