We’re celebrating Black Friday with a SALE

We’re celebrating Black Friday with a SALE just for you at Blue Hat Bistro’s private event space!When you book a private event for January or February 2024, you will receive a 10% discount on your food bill! This a great time to organize a birthday party, a corporate team building function or just a gathering of good friends in our stunning, waterfront space on Granville Island.
Sale starts today and ends on Cyber Monday, November 27.

Please inquire with our Event Sales staff at events@picachef.com

*Some restrictions may apply. Please inquire when booking.

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.

  • Team Building

  • Cooking Classes

  • Cooking Challenges

  • Bespoke Events

Some of our culinary team building experiences:


Split into groups, you’ll create 2 courses with a secret ingredient. Will you have what it takes to cook under pressure? Who will win the bragging rights as IRON CHEF? Afterwards, sit down to a 3-course menu cooked by our chefs!

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Our immersive, hands-on group cooking classes offer a fun and interactive experience for food lovers and corporate teams. Master some cool, culinary skills with our chefs and elevate your group’s cooking prowess in our profession kitchens.

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Celebrate life’s milestones with us! From milestone birthdays, bridal showers, weddings to company parties and group gatherings, our private event space offers stunning views paired with delicious menus created just for your occasion! 

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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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