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British Columbia Culinary Arts Education

Vancouver is arguably one of the most international cities in North America. Situated along the beautiful Pacific Coast, chefs in this region specialize in everything from Pacific cuisine including fresh salmon, crab and other seafoods to the use of an abundance of agriculture and produce from British Columbia’s rich land. Moreover, as Vancouver and its outlying areas are a melting pot of many diverse cultures from around the world, chef’s can be found cooking foods from numerous regions around the globe including Indian, Italian, Greek, many different Asian and Southeast Asian foods as well as African and much more.

British Columbia Culinary Employment Outlook

Vancouver and British Columbia’s culinary employment outlooks are excellent through the next five years according to the provincial Department of Labour. After a successful bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2010, British Columbia has solidified its spot as one of the world’s great regions for commerce, trade, finance and, of course, fine dining and great hospitality.

British Columbia Culinary Wages & Working Conditions

Wages for British Columbia chefs are excellent, as industry demand has continued to rise for the past decade. All forecasts point to increasing salaries as well. The Vancouver Sun recently ran an article about the province’s push to increase tourism even further throughout the state. The article did mention, by the way, that many of the region’s top chefs can make well over $100,000 when they possess the skill, experience and reputation to attract tourism. A degree from a British Columbia culinary school is a great way to get started on this path.

A list of average salaries for British Columbia Culinary Arts is available below:

Annual Salary (2010)
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef / Baker

Culinary Schools in British Columbia

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