With a career that's brought her everywhere from Virginia (The Inn at Little Washington) to DC (The Fairmont) to Los Angeles (Michael Mina & Wolfgang Puck) and now to Vancouver as our Executive Pastry Chef, Chef Christine Beard has been an incredible addition to our school's faculty.
Today on the blog we are featuring a Chef that nearly everyone that comes through our school encounters in some way, shape or form. Chef Darren Clay is currently our Executive Culinary Chef Instructor.
As we continue to celebrate Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts' 20th Anniversary, we will be showcasing our chef instructors so you can all get to know them a bit better! Whether you're an alumnus of the school, a prospective student, or a colleague in the industry, I'm certain you'll learn something new in each of these features.
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So proud to see PICA alum chef Eric Hendry starring on the cover of November’s Enroute Magazine that announces the top 10 best new restaurants in Canada!
"The restaurants that make the Top 10 are those that truly stand out for quality ingredients, smart service, stunning locations and chefs with a vision – the stuff that great meals, and great memories, are made of."
Here are some delicious quotes from the article:
Congratulations to our own Chef Christian for being one of the coveted six finalists out of over a thousand highly competitive submissions from talented pastry chefs across North America. His amazing chocolate creations exhibited a high level of technical difficulty at the
VALRHONA C3 PASTRY COMPETITION 2017 NORTH AMERICAN FINALS
Chef Darren graduated culinary school in 1998, finished in the top 5% of his class for his Red Seal, and then set off to further his education and apply his skills on an International level in Singapore, Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia for 3 years before returning to the West Coast. After completing his Provincial Instructor’s Diploma in 2009, Chef Darren joined the faculty here at PICA.