The GOODS from PICA
(VANCOUVER, BC) | This year’s 23rd Annual Vancouver Magazine ‘Restaurant Awards’, held on Monday, April 23rd, added a new category of special distinction in recognition of an individual who has gone above and beyond when it comes to teaching and mentoring the next generation of cooks and chefs. Proudly Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ Executive Chef Julian Bond became the inaugural recipient of the ‘Mentorship Award’. The award joins industry-lauded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, ‘Green Award’ and, Front-of-House Service Award’ under the auspicious ‘Special Awards Category’.
In front of a room full of peers, friends as well as, former students Julian Bond had this to say about receiving this new and prestigious award, “We all meet here once a year and when I walk around the room I see former students now sous chefs, executive chefs all in a world of their own making and that makes me extremely proud”. Julian further went on to say, “We are all cooks but to truly become a chef we must pass on our craft and pass it on correctly”. Read more
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
1505 West Second Ave (at the entrance to Granville Island), Vancouver BC
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Executive Chef & Program Director – Julian Bond
About Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers two diploma-granting professional programs in the Culinary Arts and the Baking & Pastry Arts. Additionally, this culinary centre offers programs for the casual home-chef and industry professionals including intensive wine studies, restaurant operations management and hospitality entrepreneurship.
The onsite restaurant and bakeshop at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts were founded to create a ‘real-world’ training experience for the school’s professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students. Open to the public five days a week for a la carte dining and available for private events, weddings and catering functions, the restaurant at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts gives guests both a fine-dining experience and a glimpse at the world’s future great Chef’s in training.
Accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (PCTIA)
BC Career Colleges Association BC Chefs’ Association
BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association
International Association of Culinary Professionals
National Association of Career Colleges