Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

A Taste of Excellence

Years of experience lead the instruction and operations at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Founded in 1996 by Sue Singer, the Institute is located in Vancouver, British Columbia at the entrance to Granville Island (named top neighbourhood in North America by U.S. City Ranking Organization’s “Project for Public Spaces”). This accredited, private and co-educational culinary institute provides students with world-class training in a world-class setting filled with both cultural and recreational opportunities.

Our Programs

Instruction combines practical learning and theory. Small classes, hands-on training and dedicated European Chef Instructors give each of our students the personal attention they need to master the “art” of cooking and baking.

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. Ninety percent of each program is hands-on training, complemented by ten percent theory. Students operate our restaurant and bakeshop and also participate in on and off-site catering for private functions, all under the direction of our Chef Instructors.

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts won the 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Consumers’ Choice Award in the category of Trade Schools for the province of BC – the first culinary school in Canada to receive this award.

Our goals are high: To provide students with top-calibre training so that they are fully prepared for employment in the hospitality industry. We hope to see our graduates working in fine dining establishments around the world!


Address: 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V8H 3Y4

Phone: (604) 734-4488
Fax: (604) 734-4408
Toll Free: 1-800-416-4040