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Vancouver Community College is home to the largest culinary school in Western Canada. Award-wining chef-instructors train students in all aspects of culinary creations in VCC's student-run restaurants. VCC culinary arts graduates are sought after by the restaurant and hospitality industry locally and internationally and win major competitions, in Canada and abroad.

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VCC shines at Skills Canada BC 2019 provincials

VCC shines at Skills Canada BC 2019 provincials

Skilled trades students earn 19 medals including two podium sweeps in Abbotsford
Apr 23, 2019

Good luck to VCC's Skills Canada BC 2019 competitors

Good luck to VCC's Skills Canada BC 2019 competitors

Let's hear it for our skilled trades students competing this week!
Apr 15, 2019

Experience VCC open house offers a taste of hospitality careers

Experience VCC open house offers a taste of hospitality careers

Trying to choose a career? Learning about your options is a great way to start
Apr 10, 2019

Flourish Gala 2019 recap

Flourish Gala 2019 recap

VCC Foundation's third annual green-tie fundraiser celebrated alumni talent for a great cause
Mar 18, 2019

Nespresso national competition finds pastry prodigies at VCC

Nespresso national competition finds pastry prodigies at VCC

Six VCC baking students craft coffee-themed sweets for Nespresso Café Gourmand
Mar 18, 2019

Media release: 2019 Flourish Gala

Media release: 2019 Flourish Gala

16 culinary stations, 14 wineries, one great cause
Mar 11, 2019

Transforming kitchen culture at VCC

Transforming kitchen culture at VCC

Three generations of chefs share the benefits of balance and a legacy of culinary respect
Feb 25, 2019

How to make the most of Lunar New Year – with Chef Barry Tsang

How to make the most of Lunar New Year – with Chef Barry Tsang

Secrets to surviving Lunar New Year for restaurant guests, chefs, and home cooks alike
Jan 31, 2019

VCC’s Asian culinary arts program feeds demand

VCC’s Asian culinary arts program feeds demand

Expert training and modern kitchens prepare VCC grads for industry
Jan 10, 2019

Welcome back! Winter 2019

Welcome back! Winter 2019

Get the tips and information you need to succeed at VCC in Winter 2019
Jan 1, 2019

Top 10 VCC stories of 2018

Top 10 VCC stories of 2018

A look at the year’s most popular online stories featuring VCC students, instructors, and alumni
Dec 31, 2019

Experience VCC grand prize winner is Liza Marie Rivero

Experience VCC grand prize winner is Liza Marie Rivero

We caught up with Liza to learn what's in store
Nov 27, 2018

Five ways VCC supports international students

Five ways VCC supports international students

Studying overseas can be life-changing. Learn how VCC helps international students thrive in Canada and beyond
Oct 3, 2018

VCC programs with space available

VCC programs with space available

It's not too late to apply! See which great VCC programs have space available for you in Winter 2019
Oct 1, 2018

VCC road trip: Recruiters Q&A

VCC road trip: Recruiters Q&A

Say hello to Leigh and Danielle, VCC’s representatives hitting the road in B.C. this fall
Sep 18, 2018

Welcome to VCC

Welcome to VCC

Get the tips and information you need to start Fall 2018 right
Sep 4, 2018

Heat’s story: blazing trails in food and business

Heat’s story: blazing trails in food and business

VCC alumnus and Indigenous chef Heat Laliberte shares his journey from foster care to culinary entrepreneur
Jul 26, 2018

VCC cooks up national gold at Skills Canada

VCC cooks up national gold at Skills Canada

Culinary apprentice Carmen Rosa shares her path to the podium and a promising career
Jul 16, 2018

Spring 2018 convocation recap

Spring 2018 convocation recap

Celebrating the success and achievement of 1,300 VCC grads on June 19, 2018
Jun 22, 2018

 Korean Culinary Competition reveals fresh talent at VCC

Korean Culinary Competition reveals fresh talent at VCC

Celebrating food, flavours, and friendship at VCC's second annual Korean cooking challenge
Jun 21, 2018

B.C. government announces $1.5 million for disability career programs

B.C. government announces $1.5 million for disability career programs

New funding to further diversity in education, trades training, and the workforce
Jun 14, 2018

Vancouver’s 2nd annual Korean Culinary Competition to take place at VCC

Vancouver’s 2nd annual Korean Culinary Competition to take place at VCC

Amateur and professional chefs are invited to join the event on June 14
May 23, 2018

Media Advisory: 12th Annual Fair in the Square

Media Advisory: 12th Annual Fair in the Square

Join our neighbourhood celebration packed with live music, arts and crafts, a free BBQ lunch, and more
May 17, 2018

VCC wins big at Skills Canada BC 2018 provincials

VCC wins big at Skills Canada BC 2018 provincials

VCC students earn 18 medals including two podium sweeps at BC’s biggest skills competition
Apr 23, 2018

VCC competes at Skills Canada BC 2018 provincials

VCC competes at Skills Canada BC 2018 provincials

All the best to VCC's 35 competitors at the Skills Canada BC provincial competition in Abbotsford
Apr 16, 2018

The 2018 Continuing Studies Spring guide is out!

The 2018 Continuing Studies Spring guide is out!

New offerings feature courses in health, technology and writing
Mar 8, 2018

Win two tickets to Flourish!

Win two tickets to Flourish!

Flourish: an unforgettable evening of Vancouver's best food, wine, and entertainment
Feb 16, 2018

Media Release: VCC brings Christmas in January to the DTES community

Media Release: VCC brings Christmas in January to the DTES community

The 20th annual event brings a warm meal to our neighbours
Jan 17, 2018

Top 10 VCC stories of 2017

Top 10 VCC stories of 2017

A look at the year’s most popular online stories featuring VCC students, instructors, and alumni
Jan 4, 2018

Korean Culinary Competition reveals new stars at VCC

Korean Culinary Competition reveals new stars at VCC

Mystery box tests Korean cooking skills of students and professionals alike
Dec 8, 2017

Fall 2017 convocation recap

Fall 2017 convocation recap

VCC is proud to announce the graduation of almost 1,200 hardworking and dedicated students on November 23, 2017
Dec 4, 2017

Italian cuisine and culture come to Vancouver Community College

Italian cuisine and culture come to Vancouver Community College

Also new: Accessibility training in partnership with the Rick Hansen Foundation
Nov 14, 2017

Learning while working with real customers sets VCC apart

Learning while working with real customers sets VCC apart

Metro News explores VCC’s next-level apprenticeship opportunities
Nov 10, 2017

Connor Sperling wins the 2017 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship

Connor Sperling wins the 2017 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship

VCC culinary alumnus wins national black-box competition
Oct 17, 2017

Chef's Table tickets are now sold out

Chef's Table tickets are now sold out

VCC’s International Culinary Arts event runs Oct. 24 - Nov. 17
Oct 12, 2017

Congratulations to our Mayor’s Arts Awards winners

Congratulations to our Mayor’s Arts Awards winners

Four of VCC's creative community leaders have been recognized by the City of Vancouver
Oct 11, 2017

Cafeteria closures

Cafeteria closures

The Downtown campus is getting an upgrade
Sep 14, 2017

Local chef to compete in international cooking competition

Local chef to compete in international cooking competition

VCC ACE-It program alumni ready to cross the pond
Sep 11, 2017

VCC's revamped culinary program focuses on active participation

VCC's revamped culinary program focuses on active participation

Students will also benefit from a new flexible delivery
Jul 19, 2017

Spring 2017 convocation recap

Spring 2017 convocation recap

VCC is proud to announce the graduation of over 1,300 hardworking and dedicated students on June 29, 2017
Jul 7, 2017

Santiago Cuyugan, the 2017 Savour Patissier of the Year

Santiago Cuyugan, the 2017 Savour Patissier of the Year

VCC culinary and baking grad earns top honours in Australia
Jun 8, 2017

Media Advisory: 11th Annual Fair in the Square

Media Advisory: 11th Annual Fair in the Square

Join our neighbourhood celebration packed with live music, arts and crafts, a free BBQ lunch, and more
May 24, 2017

2017 BC Skills Competition

2017 BC Skills Competition

VCC brings home 12 awards
Apr 10, 2017

Congratulations OHI Top 30 under 30 winner Taka Li

Congratulations OHI Top 30 under 30 winner Taka Li

VCC culinary grad stands out in Ontario’s competitive food scene
Apr 6, 2017

VCC Culinary Arts team wins Healthy Chef award

VCC Culinary Arts team wins Healthy Chef award

Venison loin sous vide dish claims Best Entrée at local gourmet dining competition
Mar 27, 2017

VCC Outstanding Alumni Award winners 2016

VCC Outstanding Alumni Award winners 2016

The five distinguished recipients share their unique stories of success and dedication
Mar 21, 2017

Media Release: VCC serves DTES community

Media Release: VCC serves DTES community

2017 is the 19th annual Christmas in January
Jan 16, 2017

Flourish is our signature, annual fundraising green-tie gala!

Flourish is our signature, annual fundraising green-tie gala!

Join us on March 9, 2017
Jan 12, 2017

Aer Café serves up freshly baked goods

Aer Café serves up freshly baked goods

VCC grad opens minimalistic, cozy coffee shop in East Vancouver
Jan 9, 2017

Top 10 VCC stories of 2016

Top 10 VCC stories of 2016

Revisit the year’s most-popular online stories featuring VCC students, instructors, and alumni
Jan 4, 2017

Jefferson's story: from curious kid to molecular mastermind

Jefferson's story: from curious kid to molecular mastermind

With the skills of a chef and the mind of a scientist, he may just reinvent food as we know it
Dec 22, 2016

Fall 2016 convocation recap

Fall 2016 convocation recap

VCC is proud to announce the graduation of over 1,100 hardworking and dedicated students on Nov. 17
Nov 29, 2016

Team Canada lays it all on the line at Culinary Olympics

Team Canada lays it all on the line at Culinary Olympics

VCC chefs and alumni lead Culinary Team Canada to Germany in a quest for international gold
Nov 14, 2016

Looking for a great value lunch spot downtown?

Looking for a great value lunch spot downtown?

Cafe 335 is a collaborative program between Coast Mental Health and VCC culinary arts
Nov 8, 2016

Best of Vancouver 2016

Best of Vancouver 2016

Georgia Straight readers have chosen VCC for culinary, languages and CS!
Sep 21, 2016

Student success story: Bronwyn Vaisey

Student success story: Bronwyn Vaisey

VCC culinary ACE-IT student wins largest undergraduate scholarship offered in Canada
Sep 20, 2016

Plate with the very best of them as a culinary arts pro

Plate with the very best of them as a culinary arts pro

VCC culinary programs offer the skills and designations students need to become respected cooks
Sep 12, 2016

New funding announced for cutting-edge automotive, culinary equipment

New funding announced for cutting-edge automotive, culinary equipment

Advanced Education Minister joins VCC auto service tech students in funding announcement
Jul 18, 2016

News Release: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education

News Release: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education

Targeted investments announced to help develop programs for students living with disabilities
Jun 24, 2016

Province invests $7 million in trades training

Province invests $7 million in trades training

B.C.'s investment with the ITA will help meet industry needs and ensure quality training in high priority trades
Jun 8, 2016

Carson Graham student wins culinary student of the year

Carson Graham student wins culinary student of the year

Leah has completed ACE-IT Culinary and Pastry, Cook Apprentice Level 2 and is currently in Cook Apprentice Level 3 completing her Red Seal
May 12, 2016

Talk With Your Mouth Full at Earls Yaletown

Talk With Your Mouth Full at Earls Yaletown

Calling all foodies! VCC and Vancouver Magazine are hosting a three-part speaker series
May 11, 2016

Outstanding value at The Chef’s Table pop-up restaurant

Outstanding value at The Chef’s Table pop-up restaurant

Excellent review of The Chef's Table puts Chef Hamid and our international culinary students in the spotlight
Apr 26, 2016

B.C. restaurants waiting out worker shortage

B.C. restaurants waiting out worker shortage

Culinary students in high demand as B.C. restaurants face tourist season with a shortage of cooks
Apr 19, 2016

2016 BC Provincial Skills Competition winners

2016 BC Provincial Skills Competition winners

VCC wins five gold medals at Skills Canada BC provincial competition
Apr 18, 2016

The man behind some of Vancouver's greatest chefs

The man behind some of Vancouver's greatest chefs

VCC chef instructor Hamid Salimian receives Vancouver Magazine's 2016 Restaurant Award for mentorship
Apr 15, 2016

VCC Outstanding Alumni Award winners 2015

VCC Outstanding Alumni Award winners 2015

An extra large number of nominees makes winning that much sweeter for these six inspiring individuals
Apr 8, 2016

Chef Bingley boils it down to the basics

Chef Bingley boils it down to the basics

After announcing his retirement, VCC’s longest-serving employee reflects on over four decades in the kitchen
Mar 16, 2016

Say goodbye to old-boys’ club in Vancouver kitchens

Say goodbye to old-boys’ club in Vancouver kitchens

Dozens of women are rocking Vancouver kitchens, bringing skill and enthusiasm to the labour force
Mar 9, 2016

Chef tips: how to cook in small spaces

Chef tips: how to cook in small spaces

Local chefs offer great advice on cooking and eating in a small Vancouver apartment
Feb 18, 2016

Culinary department head named Chef of the Year

Culinary department head named Chef of the Year

VCC's Chef Collin Gill takes home the top 2016 BCCA award
Feb 18, 2016

VCC hosts Soaring Indigenous Youth Career Conference

VCC hosts Soaring Indigenous Youth Career Conference

Students and educators from across B.C. participate in a day of Indigenous education and inspiration at VCC
Feb 15, 2016

Chef tips: How to protect your grocery budget

Chef tips: How to protect your grocery budget

VCC chef instructor Hamid Salimian offers expert tips on dealing with high food prices
Feb 9, 2016

VCC Asian culinary course deliciously unique

VCC Asian culinary course deliciously unique

Celebrating the 41-year history of North America’s only Asian culinary arts training program
Feb 2, 2016

VCC serves DTES community with Christmas in January

VCC serves DTES community with Christmas in January

Chefs and students from VCC serve a warm luncheon at The Salvation Army Harbour Light
Jan 25, 2016

Secret Location brings the world to Vancouver

Secret Location brings the world to Vancouver

VCC grad brings distinctive style to Secret Location as executive chef.
Jan 20, 2016

50 Years. 50 Chefs: A memorable celebration

50 Years. 50 Chefs: A memorable celebration

VCC’s 50th anniversary fundraising event supports student success
Nov 30, 2015

VCC celebrates 50 years of culinary education

VCC celebrates 50 years of culinary education

Vancouver Community College celebrates 50 years of culinary education with 50 chefs
Nov 16, 2015

This 18-year-old could be Vancouver’s next star chef

This 18-year-old could be Vancouver’s next star chef

An interview with up-and-coming chef Leah Patitucci
Nov 15, 2015

VCC Culinary students cook to feed the homeless.

VCC Culinary students cook to feed the homeless.

Charity lunch to mark International Chefs Day
Oct 21, 2015

The Chef’s Table pop-up kitchen comes to VCC Broadway

The Chef’s Table pop-up kitchen comes to VCC Broadway

Treat yourself to a unique, 5-course seasonal menu by VCC International Culinary Arts
Oct 15, 2015

VCC International Culinary at 12th Annual Passions Gala

VCC International Culinary at 12th Annual Passions Gala

Passions Gala 2015 raises the culinary bar while fundraising for Dr. Peter Centre
Sep 15, 2015

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship at VCC

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship at VCC

Top chefs gather as Canada's next culinary star is revealed in the VCC kitchens
Sep 10, 2015

Cafe 335 featured in Vancouver Courier

Cafe 335 featured in Vancouver Courier

Vancouver Community College and Coast Mental Health partner to offer youth training program.
Aug 11, 2015

Top five reasons to study culinary arts ESL at VCC

Top five reasons to study culinary arts ESL at VCC

Train with the best chef instructors while advancing your English language skills
Jul 23, 2015

Media Release: VCC instructor awarded Certified Master Chef status

Media Release: VCC instructor awarded Certified Master Chef status

Chef Tobias was the only one in his class to successfully pass testing and receive the highest culinary designation in Canada
Jul 8, 2015

Partnering in a party – 2015 Fair in the Square

Partnering in a party – 2015 Fair in the Square

There’s nothing like a giant block party to bring neighbours together and celebrate community
Jun 15, 2015

An awarding experience

An awarding experience

Recognizing student excellence at the 2016 Spring Student Awards
Jun 9, 2015

Five great reasons to train in Culinary Arts at VCC

Five great reasons to train in Culinary Arts at VCC

Get your career cooking!
May 15, 2015

MarketSafe certification now available at VCC

MarketSafe certification now available at VCC

Custom-designed food safety course supports market vendors & local business
Apr 15, 2015

Q&A with Earls Sous Chef Matt Blandy

Q&A with Earls Sous Chef Matt Blandy

Sous Chef, Dinner at Earls Robson shares his path to becoming a professional chef
Apr 13, 2015

VCC students participate in HomeGround

VCC students participate in HomeGround

Culinary students prepare food for ill-housed Downtown Eastside community
Feb 10, 2015

VCC hosts Christmas in January for less fortunate

VCC hosts Christmas in January for less fortunate

VCC serves Downtown Eastside with January Christmas feast
Feb 4, 2015

VCC partners with the City to support incubator kitchen

VCC partners with the City to support incubator kitchen

VCC culinary arts students start training in the Save-On Meats building.
Jul 10, 2014

Top five entrees to try at Quizine Kitchen

Top five entrees to try at Quizine Kitchen

Check out VCC's newest student-run restaurant at the Broadway campus.
May 14, 2014

VCC chef offers taste of competitive cooking

VCC chef offers taste of competitive cooking

Celebrity chef Shelly Robinson starts a food fight at the Delta Career Fair.
Apr 22, 2014

VCC chef on Food Network

VCC chef on Food Network

VCC's own Shelley Robinson battles it out on Top Chef Canada
Mar 7, 2014

Food networking

Food networking

Breakfast Television host teams up with VCC to get skilled in baking and culinary arts.
Sep 5, 2013

VCC students earn 20 medals in skilled trades competition

VCC students earn 20 medals in skilled trades competition

Vancouver Community College students earned 20 medals at the annual B.C. Skills Competition in Abbotsford on April 17: eight gold, seven silver and five bronze.
Apr 18, 2013