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.

Faculty Profiles

Chef Xavier Bauby
Faculty, Professional Cook

Youth Train in Trades

Youth Train in Trades is an Industry Training Authority 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.

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

Transfer Agreements

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