News from Scout supporter PICA
(VANCOUVER, BC) | Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) is a dynamic, trend-forward institution committed to providing industry relevant, top-notch educational opportunities. Proudly then, we congratulate Tim Ellison, fresh off a plane from London and newly minted with BC’s fourth and ninth in Canada, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) UK, Level Three Assessor Qualification. After 3 days of intensive study, testing, and evaluations by panels of experts at the WSET® head office in London England, Ellison successfully achieved the highest level of assessment qualification available.
Ellison states, “My intensive education and training sessions in London has enhanced my ability to better deliver PICA’s full range of WSET® Programs; increasing student success and enjoyment.”
Tim Ellison is PICA’s resident, Diploma of Wines & Spirits (WSET®) designated, Sommelier & Special Programs Director. Ellison is also the only Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) and holder of a Diploma in Hospitality Administration (BCIT) with this highest of WSET® qualifications in Canada.
PICA, founded in 1997, is one of Vancouver’s first accredited private culinary institutes to provide diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. As a designated WSET® provider PICA offers Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Wine Certificate programs; visit PICA Wine Education. PICA also operates an award winning Bistro 101®, a 52-seat on-site fine dining restaurant, as well as, a bustling bakeshop; Bakery 101®. Keeping PICA even busier are professional Catering and Cake departments. Completing this unique culinary centre is an ever changing array of Short programs that has made PICA Vancouver’s original hands-on cooking class purveyor. PICA is of elite status among culinary institutions in Canada and in being such continues to raise the bar.
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts provides top-calibre instruction in an intimate and interactive environment; drawing an international attraction. Utilizing the finest facilities, PICA’s dedicated Chef Instructors are seasoned professionals trained in classic French and International cuisine. PICA is situated at the gateway to Granville Island at 1505 West Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC. To contact please call (604) 734-4488 or visit PICACHEF.
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