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Culinary Institute of Canada
Arguably, the country's hottest cooking school, nestled in Charlottetown's waterfront" - MacLean's Magazine
The Culinary Institute of Canada, located at Holland College's Tourism and Culinary Centre, has provided culinary and hotel and restaurant management training since 1983, and is regarded by many as the premiere culinary school in Canada. Students are drawn from around the world to the institute, where they have the opportunity to enjoy the unique cultural experience of Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada while at the same time developing the necessary skills to launch a successful career in the food and hospitality industry.
Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations, and International Hospitality Management students train at The Culinary Institute of Canada.
Under the guidance of world class chef instructors and learning managers, students learn to prepare and serve meals of the highest quality in the kitchens of the Lucy Maud Dining Room, an exclusive operational restaurant which seats 80 people, and in the Montgomery Cafeteria, which offers banquet facilities for up to 400 people.
The programs offered at The Culinary Institute of Canada are:
- Applied Degree in Culinary Operations
- Culinary Arts
- International Hospitality Management
- Pastry Arts
The courses offered at The Culinary Institute of Canada have been developed in consultation with the tourism and hospitality industry throughout Canada, North America and the world. Curriculum is developed in accordance with existing industry standards and is taught by dedicated instructors in industry-related environments. A practical hands-on environment is emphasized throughout the program.
Programs are designed to develop advanced culinary skills and provide managerial training while covering all aspects of food preparation, presentation and service at international standards. Students have the opportunity to learn from award-winning chefs and put their new skills to work during a period of internship.
In 2006, Holland College's Culinary Institute of Canada was the first college in Canada to offer an Applied Degree in Culinary Operations, and the first college in Atlantic Canada to offer an applied degree.