Special Events & Birthdays

With its stunning waterfront views of Vancouver's city skyline and North Shore mountains, Blue Hat Bistro is the ideal venue for your celebratory event. Book a big birthday party, special anniversary, wedding reception, and more!

Our experienced team and convenient location make the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts the perfect place to host your next private event.

Bridal Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Wedding Receptions
Baby Showers
Retirement Parties
Special Celebrations

Corporate Events & Team Building

From Iron Chef Challenges to hands-on cooking classes, wine pairing classes to a private chef's table, we can create a custom experience just for your company group.

Our Corporate Team Building events are fun and interactive with measurable results for you and your colleagues. During your food and/or wine focused event, your team will also learn how to achieve objectives together, how to encourage innovation and provide constructive feedback, and most importantly, work effectively as a team.

We strive to make your event fun, memorable and – most importantly – results oriented.

  • Breakfast Meetings

  • Team Building

  • Cooking Classes

  • Cooking Challenges

  • Bespoke Events

  • Catering

Some of our culinary team building experiences:

Morning start

Get your corporate meeting off to the right start with our freshly baked breakfast pastries including our famous fruit danishes and croissants, juice, coffee & select teas. Follow up with a working lunch tasty house-made artisan sandwiches, hearty soups and desserts!

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The Black Box

Split into groups, you will be presented with a secret ingredient to use in a two course meal – do you have what it takes to cook under pressure? Afterwards, celebrate your win as iron chef with a 3 course menu cooked by our chefs!

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THE West Coast

This unique experience includes a food lover’s tour of Granville Island, a cooking demo of unique west coast ingredients with one of our chefs, and a tasting of BC wines followed by lunch or dinner in our stunning, marina-side Blue Hat Bistro.

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The Campus

The Institute is located at the entrance to Granville Island 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.

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!

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