Welcome to the Industry and Community page for the Centre of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College. You will find useful information and news regarding special Programs and Events from both the Chef School and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Please select one of the links on the right to find out more. We suggest you bookmark this page and visit it on a regular basis to stay up to date on news and issues that are important to our Industry and Community Partners.
Partner with CHCA!
George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) works closely with industry to ensure that our students have the up-to-the-minute skills and real-world experience they need to succeed. But partnership isn’t a one-way street. CHCA also offers a wide array of business-building services for employers, including free job postings, applied research assistance, access to co-op students and more.
Here are some of the ways your business can benefit from a partnership with George Brown College:
- Host a student through an externship or a co-op placement. By mentoring our students, you can help ensure that we deliver the highest quality graduates to the industry, resulting in future employees who know how to adapt and perform in the workplace. Field experience also offers a unique approach to talent development, allowing you to network with potential employees, evaluate their on-the-job skills, and integrate their fresh perspectives, creativity and innovation into your business. (Find out more.)
- Lower your recruiting costs through our job site, GBCareers. By taking advantage of our free online job postings and participating in our recruiting fairs, you will get exclusive access to George Brown students and alumni, and ensure your new staff have the skills you’re looking for. (Find out more .)
- Work with our Food Innovation and Research Studio to develop tasty, nutritious new food products, recipes and more. Let our students and faculty help you solve real-world problems and increase speed to market for new products. Our services include technical support, applied research services, training services, consulting and business development services, networking and marketing services. (Find out more.)
- Join a program advisory committee (PAC) or other committee. By becoming a PAC member, you’ll work with other industry leaders, alumni and faculty on program and curriculum development. Your real-world insights will ensure that students study content that is timely, relevant, engaging and reflective of industry trends, resulting in well-trained graduates that are ready to hit the ground running. (Find out more.)
As you can see, there are many ways George Brown can help you showcase your company’s products, services and employment opportunities. To hear more about the benefits of partnering with CHCA, contact us today!
Cindy Gouveia, MBA
Senior CHCA Manager - Industry Liaison, Partnerships & Academic Operations
416-415-5000 ext. 2747
Daniel Vasquez, MA
Coordinator, CHCA Externships
416-415-5000 ext. 2791