Archived News - 2014

Food, Wine and Tourism

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 November 2014

Culinary Scholarship for Okanagan College Student

Dana Duckworth scholarship 2

Okanagan College Culinary Arts student, Dana Duckworth, received a $1500.00 scholarship from the BC Hospitality Foundation in partnership with the Chefs Table Society of BC in November 2014.

Culinary scholarship is gravy for determined cooking student

Local culinary student wins award




Okanagan College Culinary Manager, Chef Bernard Casavant,
appointed to the newly created Tourism and Hospitality Board.

Chef Bernard Casavant

Okanagan Chef to Help Shape Tourism in B.C.
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October 2014

Okanagan Wine Festival Event - Young Chefs Competition at Okanagan College




September 2014

Official uncorking of the B.C. Wine Information Society - Sensory Centre, Penticton campus

Sensory Launch 6

Okanagan College President, Jim Hamilton, and Director of Food, Wine and Tourism, Jonathan Rouse, present.

Sensory Launch 4

Okanagan College alumnus, Ted Kane of River Stone Winery pours.

Sensory Launch 2

Culinary Arts students showcase the food pairings.

Sensory Launch

Chef B and Okanagan College alumna, Sara Harker, lead the first official wine and food pairing exercise.




Grape Stomp at Kelowna campus

A feature of Kick-Off festivities during orientation week

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August 2014

Feast of Fields at Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields 2

Chefs Stuart Klassen, Geoffrey Couper and Bernard Casavant.

Feast of Fields 4

Culinary Arts alumni with Chef Jim Armstrong.

Feast of Fields 3

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