Give The Gift Of Creativity With Pica’s Food Writing Course


Have a creative person high up on your Christmas list who is tricky to shop for? Registrations for the Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape course at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts are still being accepted online here, and nothing says I love you better than go learn something…

It’s a fun class, but a serious one. Over five Monday evenings beginning January 24th, students will examine Vancouver’s current print media landscape and discuss the opportunities within it; tackle the local food blogs to see what works and what doesn’t; find out how to carve a niche as a blogger; learn how to write restaurant reviews; be shown the implications and applications of social media; become familiar with the tools of the trade, and taught how to work to their strengths. Each student will be shepherded through the blog building process from idea to launch; have their concept and brand peer-reviewed through lively, honest discussion; and leave the course armed for a successful entry into the local blogosphere.

My first wave of students were awesome. They included everyone from booze wonks and home cooks to design lovers and restaurant pros (there was even a highprofile executive chef). I hope to see more Scout readers this time around. It is a class designed for everyone, but with one goal in mind: to give each and every student the skills, discipline and confidence required to become a food writer in the modern media landscape.

There are 4 comments

  1. No thanks Andrew. The last thing this city needs is more pushy Foodsters and desperate Furies.

  2. Where does one find the writings of Keith Talent these days? I know he was on the Vancouver Mag restaurant panel for a while.