6-Month Culinary Arts Diploma

Our next intake commences on September 23, 2019. We are also currently accepting applications for the January 6, 2020, March 30, 2020 and the June 29, 2020 intakes. 

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department.

6-month, Full-Time Culinary Arts Diploma Program (5+ days per week / 7+ hours per day)
Quarterly intakes (AM and PM schedules)
Maximum Student to Chef Instructor ratio: 15:1
917 hours 90% hands-on
Lifetime Employment Placement Assistance
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Program Details

Students begin their culinary program with knife skills, culinary terms and equipment usage followed by the preparation of flavourful stocks and the art of saucier and butchery.  Building on their foundation of skills, students prepare classic French dishes as well as international cuisine utilizing a wide variety of protein, fish, shellfish, vegetables and grains.  

Feasting with the eye as well as the palate is a fundamental aspect of the foodservice industry and students learn plating skills in addition to development of their palate.  

Advanced instruction covers the entire culinary brigade with a repertoire of time-tested recipes prepared fresh daily for Bistro 101, Bakery 101 and our catering division.  Designed to hone the skills and aptitude expected from industry employers, our Advanced Kitchens prepare students for careers in fine-dining restaurants, hotels, and catering companies worldwide.

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Course Inclusions

Supplementary courses, Foundation Level Wine Certification (WSET Level 1) and Food & Beverage Operations Management, further enhance students’ knowledge in food and wine pairing as well as hospitality operations.

Program Topics

Introduction to Professional Kitchens
Kitchen Sustainability – Farm to Table
Food Safe Certification
Food Trends
Knife Skills
Molecular Gastronomy
Stocks & Soups
Food Photography
Poultry, Lamb, Beef & Pork Butchery
Fermentation
Charcuterie
Cocktails & Mixology
Fish & Shellfish
Beer Basics
Legumes, Grains & Starches
Wine Education (WSET Level 1)
Sauces
Coffee & Tea Education
Pasta
Hospitality Management
Eggs
Dining Room Service
Cheese
Point of Sale Training
Vegetables
Catering Development
Plant Based Cooking
Menu Engineering & Food Costing
Moist & Dry Heat Cooking Methods
Resume Workshops
Global Cuisine
Industry Liaisoning
Nutrition & Allergies (GF, Vegan)
Sandwiches & the Fundamentals of Bread
Entrepreneurship
Pastry Foundations
Sensory & Palate Training
Plating & Presentation Techniques

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance services for every graduate. Apply today to begin your culinary career.

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Why PICA?

At Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts we are passionate about providing expertly trained graduates for the rapidly growing food and hospitality industry worldwide. Along with small class sizes, dedicated Chef Instructors and our eight professional kitchens with Lifetime Employment Placement Assistance, you have the right ingredients for a delicious career.

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