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Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA)

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Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) is Vancouver's most progressive centre for culinary and baking & pastry arts education. Since 1997 our accredited Institute has offered highly regarded 90% hands-on career programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts with the option of expanding your career training with a 1-Year Dual Diploma program. Sessions commence in January, April, June and September each year. Our programs are designed for students who wish to be productive immediately in a professional environment upon graduation. Instruction from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts includes job-search training and a lifetime placement assistance service for every graduate. We are proud to have over 2,500 successful alumni working around the world in over 30 countries.

Areas of Expertise

Real-world and 90% hands-on training in a guaranteed small class for the Culinary Arts (15 students max per one Chef Instructor) and Baking & Pastry Arts (12 students max per one Chef Instructor) for immediate entry into the food service hospitality industry upon successful graduation.

On Campus Housing

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts does not have on-site student residences but can provide information on how to find housing in Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Area.

Off Campus Housing

Accommodation assistance is provided and accommodation is plentiful within close proximity to the Institute.

Career Planning

At Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, we are pleased to assist graduates with Lifetime Job Placement Assistance.

Affiliated Institutions

By surpassing the standards of integrity and educational competence required by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is fully accredited along with holding a British Columbia Education Quality Assurance designation. We are also a member of the following organizations: British Columbia Career Colleges Association, British Columbia Chefs’ Association, British Columbia Restaurant & Food Services Association, Better Business Bureau, International Association of Culinary Professionals, National Association of Career Colleges, and Tourism Vancouver, Green Table Network, Ocean Wise, WSET Approved Programme Provider and an ITA designated trainer.

Campus Tour

Prospective students are welcome to tour our facilities. Contact the Institute to make an appointment with our Admissions department. Students are also welcome to take an Interactive Virtual Tour through our website at

Modified on July 25, 2018