Workshops & Courses
Quench your thirst for knowledge
In addition to the Viticulture, Winery Assistant, and Wine Sales programs, Okanagan College's school of Food, Wine and Tourism offers a bounty of general interest events and courses for the wine and food enthusiast and professional development for professionals.
Students must be 19 years of age or older.
Go from novice to pro with this introduction to wine tasting using a systematic approach to identify appearance, aroma, flavor and varietal characteristics in some benchmark B.C. and international wines.
B.C. wine industry to where it is today.
Penticton: September 30 - October 21, Mon, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This course will introduce the various legal, health, historical, production, viticultural regions and marketing aspects of the wine trade in Canada. An overview of wine styles from around the world; packaging and presentation; cellaring; sensory evaluation; wine and food and wine marketing will be included.
Penticton: Sat, October 5 – December 14, Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Do you want to have fun, make a difference AND get paid for doing so? This comprehensive introductory course will prepare you to start your journey as a professional tour guide. Learn how to lead groups of tourists through places with historical, cultural and regional importance; answer tourists’ questions and keep the tour organized, efficient and safe. Topics covered are: tour guide code of conduct, guiding techniques, history, geography, agriculture, First Nations and how to cope with emergencies.
Penticton: November 2, Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Learn some interesting culinary tricks from Chef Bernard Casavant.
Penticton: November 28, Thu, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register yourself for this session and bring a second participant for FREE.
Penticton: December 5, Thur, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This course provides students with insight into successful food and wine pairing. Students are given an overview of wine styles, wine production and sensory evaluation of wine. A combination of theory and practical exercises will cover factors in food and wine that affect pairing. The course will discuss traditional pairings, the modern approach to pairing, and multi-course pairing with single and multiple wines.
Kelowna: January 6 - March 23, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Register for any of the above courses online at okanagan.bc.ca/cs or call 1-866-510-8899.