Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

School Introduction 

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) trains students from around the world and is proud to, since 1998, be a Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) accredited Institute; PICA also holds a Education Quality Assurance of BC (EQA) designation.  As a Designated Learning Institutution, by applying for a study permit to attend Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, you will be granted a part-time work permit to allow you to work 20 hours per week (off campus) and full time during regular school breaks for the duration of your training with us. 


  • 1 Campus:
    • Downtown Vancouver
  • Terms 
    • September 
    • January 
    • April 
    • July 
  • Programs and courses ​
    • Diploma Program
    • Dual Diploma Program
  • Hot Programs
    • Baking & Pastry Arts Dual Diploma Program
  • For a fifth year in a row, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has been voted in as the Best Professional Culinary School in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver 2016 Awards!​
  • Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts trains students for entry-level positions in fine dining restaurants, hotels, patisseries, bakeshops and catering companies worldwide.