Culinary Arts

Follow your passion for food with a career in the Culinary Arts. Get instruction from expert chefs as you learn kitchen basics and then hone your skills in one of NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchens. WorkBC predicts high demand for both cooks and chefs, with 16,280 job openings by 2027.

The NIC Advantage

  • Brand new state-of-the-art teaching kitchen in Campbell River
  • Students gain hands-on learning at the NIC Bistro in Port Alberni and Campbell River
  • Laddering opportunities to further your skills
  • Expert and dedicated faculty with diverse industry experience

Faculty Profiles

Chef Xavier Bauby
Faculty, Professional Cook

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Youth Train in Trades

Youth Train in Trades is a SkilledTradesBC approved youth program which allows students to earn high school graduation credits, foundation trades (pre-apprentice) credentials and workplace hours required for trade certification while still in high school.

Transfer Agreements

After completing your Culinary Business Operations diploma, you can transfer to the Institute of Technology, Tralee or the Limerick Institute of Technology Culinary Arts in Ireland to continue your culinary training.