Discovery Organics Food Distributor – supplier of Fair-trade, organic produce
Glorious Organics Farm – Local Farm Co-operative, field trip destination, and seasonal supplier.
AI & OM Knives. Local artisan knife store owned by chef Douglas Chang. The knives and rolls for our students’ toolkits are supplied by AI & OM, with Chef Douglas as our adjunct knife expert and knife sharpening guru.
All Clad. We recently restocked the majority of our cookware with high quality All Clad so that our quality ingredients get the treatment they deserve and students learn the importance of quality equipment.
Basil Olive Oil – organic, award-winning, estate olive oil
Farm House Cider – A local cidery built on the same practices we espouse – a passion for innovative lifelong learning, quality artisanal products, and a focus on helping students learn and value sustainable community practices.
Each chef-owner has his/her own list of industry connections, which makes for a substantial combined network. Also, our grads who have now become industry leaders continues to expand our overall network… even abroad. During the professional course we connect our students with our colleagues to do after-school or weekend stages (work observations) to begin their personal network. Our colleagues covet our students and provide them with a valuable learning experience that has given our grads a leg up when deciding their path moving forward.
Soup Sisters – Soup Sisters is a non-profit charitable social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup. Northwest hosts a monthly event where chefs and students donate their time to assist members of the community make soup for shelters in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Project CHEF– Cook Healthy Edible Food is an experiential, curriculum-based school program aimed at children in kindergarten to grade seven that teaches students about healthy food: where it comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table. Our instructors volunteer time with Project CHEF and raise money for the program.
Food Stash – Food Stash Foundation is a registered Canadian Charity that has a twofold mission to rescue food from producers and suppliers that would have been destined for the landfill, and to deliver edible food items to food-insecure households and individuals in Vancouver. Any excess food created at Northwest is donated to local families through Food Stash.
Les Dames d’Escoffier – Since its inception, “Les Dames d’Escoffier has followed its mission to elevate the profession through mentoring its members and helping worthy students succeed in their culinary careers. I am proud to be a member” – Society mentor Julia Child. Northwest donates to a scholarship offered by Les Dames.
The British Columbia Hospitality Foundation is a charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health issue.
The Industry Training Association certifies cooks through three levels until they attain their Red Seal status. Northwest works with the organization to help culinary students achieve Cook Level 1 while attending Northwest and sponsors students through the remainder of the process.
The Private Training Institutions Branch is the certifying body for all diploma and certificate granting organizations in British Columbia. Northwest is a Designated institution, meaning we meet additional requirements associated with a higher level of quality
Educational Quality Assurance is available to public and private institutions in B.C. that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by the province of B.C.