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Culinary Institute of Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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General Information

Public, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1983.

Program Information

Offered since 1983. Program calendar is divided into trimesters. 1-year certificate in pastry arts. 2-year diploma in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Areas of Study

Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; convenience cookery; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; bakery; cafeteria; 5 catering services; 14 classrooms; 3 computer laboratories; demonstration laboratory; 7 food production kitchens; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; lecture room; 2 public restaurants; snack shop; 2 student lounges; 6 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

215 full-time.


21 total: 15 full-time; 6 part-time. 8 are industry professionals; 10 are culinary-certified teachers. Faculty-student ratio: 1:18.

Special Programs

5-month paid internship, 1-week educational study tour, culinary competitions.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: Can$40. Tuition: Can$6450 per year. Program-related fees include Can$400 for books; Can$300 for knives; Can$750 for lab fees; Can$1035 for uniforms and laundry; Can$90 for student union fee.

Financial Aid

In 2004, 20 scholarships were awarded (average award was Can$1000). Employment placement assistance is available.


On-campus housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: Can$500.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in March and September. Application deadline for spring is January 5. Application deadline for fall is February 25. Applicants must submit a formal application and resume.



David Harding
Culinary Programs Manager
4 Sydney Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1E9
Telephone: 902-894-6805
Fax: 902-894-6801
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