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Okanagan College hosts virtual info session on Tourism Management diploma program

May 25, 2020

Set at the foot of the picturesque Columbia Mountains and home to a growing array of four-season tourism operators and activities, where better to advance your career in the tourism industry than Revelstoke? On May 27, prospective students can attend a virtual information session to learn more about Okanagan College’s Tourism Management diploma. The program, which debuted last year, is set for a September start at the College’s Revelstoke Centre and combines hands-on learning in the tourism sector with applied business courses. The virtua...

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Okanagan College is your destination for learning that will feed your passion for food, wine and tourism. Our programs in Culinary and Pastry Arts, Tourism and Hospitality and Viticulture and Wine Studies reflect the Okanagan Valley’s natural environment and focus on a quality learning experience that connects you with the people and places that make the Okanagan one of the leading food and wine destinations in North America. Okanagan College delivers quality education that ensures rewarding careers for graduates and a rich and sustainable future for the region and its communities. 

Infusions Restaurant

Infusions Restaurant on the Okanagan College Kelowna campus showcases the exceptional talent of Culinary Arts students. Indulge in dishes like pecan-crusted rack of lamb with minted apple and potato gnocchi, or cornmeal apple cake with warm caramel sauce and mascarpone ice cream. 

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Grow your culinary career in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Programs focus on a farm-to-table approach, exploring fresh local products. Commercial kitchen spaces allow students to learn the latest techniques from Red Seal-certified chef instructors. Opportunities are plenty for students as they take on a co-op placements and work in Infusions, Okanagan College’s on-campus restaurant.

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Okanagan College Continuing Studies Viticulture and Wine Studies programming was developed in conjunction with wine industry experts and is specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry. Instructors are experienced and respected practitioners, and students learn in the heart of B.C. wine country with opportunities to gain hands-on skills at local vineyards and award-winning wineries throughout the region.

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The Tourism and Hospitality Management specialty program has some of the best professors anywhere. They know the business world inside out and bring their real-world experience into the classroom. Learners acquire a solid grounding in all areas of business, along with knowledge and skills specific to the tourism sector. 

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Harry McWatters
Chefs’ Table Society sets up Harry McWatters Scholarship Fund

February 13, 2020

A Canadian wine icon is honoured — scholarship will fund deserving students for overseas studies When Canadian wine icon Harry McWatters passed suddenly last summer, the sense of loss that so many felt went well beyond his extensive personal relationships. At McWatters’ service in Penticton, many of the 1,500 in attendance wondered just who might fill the void in the British Columbia wine industry which he helped invent, then cultivated for more than 40 years. “Harry’s mentorship is rightly legendary,” says Jonathan Rouse, Associate Dean o...

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OC Culinary Arts debuts Indigenous-inspired feature menu for Dine Around

January 8, 2020

Infusions Restaurant at Okanagan College will once again be a can’t miss stop for anyone looking to sip, savour and save as part of Dine Around Thompson Okanagan this month. OC Chefs-in-training and chef instructors have designed a menu that not only showcases Okanagan ingredients but also incorporates aspects of traditional Syilx-Okanagan culinary knowledge and practices. “This year we’ve added a selection of Indigenous fare, along with other daily features, to provide a culinary experience that is truly unique to the region,” explains Cu...

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Culinary Arts Certificate
Culinary Arts Certificate
Have a passion for food? Gain the fundamental knowledge needed for successful employment as a cook in one of the many areas of food service. Starting with the essentials, students will navigate 50 wee...
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Winery Assistant Certificate
Winery Assistant Certificate
Gain the skills and knowledge of the wine industry to work in an entry-level position.
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Wine Sales Certificate
Wine Sales Certificate
Learn about grape growing and winemaking, gain an understanding of legal regulations and standards within the wine industry, marketing and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine shop management and w...
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Viticulture Certificate
Viticulture Certificate
Learn the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard or seek employment in wine production.
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Pastry Arts Certificate
Pastry Arts Certificate
Rise up the ranks of the pastry industry with proven training from leading instructors. A certificate in pastry provides students the training to prepare doughs, batters and other ingredients and...
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Culinary Management Diploma
Culinary Management Diploma
Blend Culinary Arts studies with the business side of the industry to grow a career in management.
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Tourism Management Diploma
Tourism Management Diploma
The Tourism Management Diploma at Okanagan College's Revelstoke Centre is designed to give students real-world knowledge, skills and opportunities to advance careers in the mountain tou...
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Salmon smoking over open fire during hands-on Indigenous Culinary Arts field trip
Students savour traditional flavours and practices on Indigenous Culinary Arts field trip

June 26, 2019

Salmon fillets roast on stakes over an open fire while roe bubbles up in a steaming pot of vegetable and fish soup nearby. These are signs of a finished and ready-to-eat meal, yet indicate the start of something special cooking here at Okanagan College. On a field trip to the Westbank First Nation in May, OC’s Indigenous Culinary Arts class had the opportunity to learn about the traditional Okanagan-Syilx style of cooking in a hands-on experience, hosted by Elders Pamela and Grouse Barnes. The gastronomic outing contained a variety of chopp...

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