The GOODS from The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
(VANCOUVER, BC) | Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) congratulates Julian Bond, Executive Chef, Program Director & Vice President on his induction into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame under the ‘Industry Award’ category. Chef Julian will join 10 other equally talented and notable inductees honoured in five separate categories at the September 30th BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.
Over the span of Chef Bond’s 25 years in the Food and Hospitality industry, both internationally and locally, Chef Bond has been endlessly contributing as a professional, as an educator, as a mentor, as a founding member and most importantly as a leader. All of these qualities embrace BC Restaurant Hall of Fame’s mandate for the Industry Award category – “All nominees must have attained a high level of excellence and brought honour to British Columbia hospitality industry through ongoing dedication to the development of the hospitality industry in British Columbia”. Further stating, “The candidate must exemplify good character and dedication, and provide inspiration to present and future generations”.
On word of Chef Bond’s induction President and Founder of PICA, Sue Singer adds, ‘All qualities for the Industry Award category have certainly been met, then exceeded both professionally and personally”. Singer goes on to say, ‘Working with Julian Bond for the past 7 years, has been a true pleasure. His enthusiasm for his staff and students, his creative talents as a chef, his sense of humour, his loyalty and genuine caring has made our school a very special place for all of us. This Industry Award is most deserving for Julian and I am personally thrilled that he has been recognized for his accomplishments.”
From Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, your loving wife and family we wish to congratulate Chef Bond on your induction as well as, your endless energy and creative talent along with your passion to educate the next generation of culinary professionals which, you do by leading by example when promoting British Columbia’s culinary industry locally and internationally all the while pushing for a collective culinary change for the better.
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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