2 year Culinary/Baking & Pastry Arts Co-op

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

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department.

2 Year, Full-Time Diploma Program (1 year in school 1 year working in industry)
5+ DAYS PER WEEK / 7+ HOURS PER DAY / 1.792 HOURS, 90% HANDS-ON / 1 year industry training in Canada
This program offers you the opportunity to develop the fundamentals and advanced techniques in both Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts.

Co-op: In this phase of your training students are able to apply the knowledge learnt in school to the work environment. Our program matches eligible students with employers in the following areas: Hotels, Restaurants, Catering Companies, Pastry Shops, Private Clubs, & much more. Our Career Services Department works with students to find the best placements that suit the individual student and their areas of interest.
1 year in classroom and 1 year working in industry training in Canada
35 hours per week
Compensations for co-op vary depending on employer placement
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Program Details

Culinary Arts

Students begin with knife skills, culinary terms and equipment usage, followed by flavorful stocks, the art of the saucier, meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, vegetables, pastry and bread making – in a practical format that allows students to assess their creations using all your senses.  Appreciate the difference an aromatic stock makes in risotto and taste a perfectly reduced port sauce for lamb.

Baking & Pastry Arts

Students begin with measuring and scaling, terminology, artisan breads, pastry dough and batters, dessert sauces, fillings, chocolate, sugar and a variety of classic, modern and holiday pastries. Students create intricate garnishes and learn professional plating secrets – in a practical format that allows students to practice and advance their techniques.

Our advanced instruction covers the entire culinary brigade as well as baking & pastry operations with a practical repertoire of time tested recipes, advanced and incorporated into our gourmet restaurant – Bistro 101, bakeshop – Bakery 101, and catering division built to hone real-world skills that will have you cooking, baking and creating pastries as a professional.

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Course Inclusions

Course Inclussions

  • Foundation Level Wine Certification through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET Level 1)
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management covering effective menu planning, inventory control, costing and various food operations.

These courses provide students with an in-depth knowledge of hospitality operations beyond the kitchens doors ensuring students gain a more well-rounded education.

Program Topics

Food Safe Certification
Hygiene, Sanitation, Safety
Knife Skills
Sustainable Kitchen Operations
Nutrition & Special Diets
Hospitality Industry
Stocks, Soups, Sauces Moist Heat, Dry Heat Cooking Methods
Grains, Starches, Vegetables
Cheese Training
Garde Manger Meat, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish
Butchery Charcuterie
World Cuisines (Italy, France, Asian, Indian)
Plating Techniques & Plate Presentation
Food & Beverage Operation Management
Foundation Level Wine Certification (WSET)
History & Science
Weights, Measures, Scaling & Conversions
Basic, Artisan & Ethnic Bread Making
Practical Baking Techniques
Pastry Dough, Sauces & Fillings
Cream, Custards & Icing
Frozen Desserts
Pies, Fruit Flans & Tarts
Specialty Cakes, Gateaux & Torte
Marzipan Chocolate & Sugar Work
Seasonal Events & Product
Nutrition & Dietary Sensitivities

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

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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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