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Baking & Pastry School in Vancouver,BC

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Hello everyone !

I'm searching for a good Baking & Pastry program in Vancouver. I know about The Art Institute and Pacific Institute. They look very nice and professional but a bit expensive. I also now about the Northwest Culinary Academy which is cheaper but I don't know about the education, if it is good or not. Also VCC has a program but I think it takes a long time to get the diploma comparing to other schools. I also wonder if the diploma I get here is internationally valid. I appreciate any help and information !

Thank you,

Seren

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Well, if you are thinking to go to Northwest Culinary Academy, then it is definitely a very good decision. Since, the school reviews are very good, and the chef instructors guide their students with quality and enthusiasm. They have the passion and capability to turn out extremely good students, and provide a positive and fun learning environment.

 

I can understand your concern about choosing the best culinary arts school, since it’s not an easy task. While choosing the school, there are various things that are to be considered like the high-quality education provided, should not be so much expensive, trainers should be highly trained, course time duration, etc.

If we are talking about Northwest Culinary Academy, it is small and independent. Because:

  • They give culinary education in their own way. The professional culinary program is four months long and classes run every day from 8.30 PM to about 4 PM. Although four months do not seem like a long time, but they managed to cover all the fundamental cooking techniques and exposed you to cuisines from around the world.
  • Unlike other schools with multiple intakes, Northwest only has 1 intake for culinary and pastry respectively every four months.
  • Aside from their professional program, they also have classes for serious foodies. You can learn to cook like a pro at home in a matter of weeks.
  • Northwest also has an extensive network with the culinary scene in Vancouver.
  • They taught to respect the classmates and always work as a team.

 

VCC's culinary arts program is one of the most highly respected industry training programs in the country but Yes VCC provide program of longer duration around 11 months.

 

If you're curious about the Baking and pastry program that Northwest offers, you can definitely speak to the instructors over there and learn more about their school. You can schedule a time to take the trial class, in order to check the environment and studies provided.

 

Explore more information about the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver here: http://bit.ly/1klDzC4

Also, explore some other schools in Vancouver that offers Baking and Pastry Programs: http://bit.ly/1gbe8xj

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post #3 of 7
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Thank you so much ! I appreciate all the info. I'm leaning towards Northwest after all of the positive feedback :)

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Talk with Chef Stacey @NWCA, she should be able to let you have a good look around the place.

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I just graduated from Northwest Culinary Academy.  Course was amazing and very glad I chose them over VCC & PICA & AI (I have friends who went through all of those programs)

 

if you have any questions about the program feel free to PM me 

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Hi, I was curious to know about the class composition. Is it a good mix? Is the median age high? What sort of students apply (hardcore types interested in pursuing a career in pastry, rich folks with lots of time, etc)? I am very interested in the program. smile.gif I was hoping to get insight not copy-pasted from their website.
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(.... specifically interested in the baking/pastry 15 week course)
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