Not your average info session

It’s not every day you get a cooking demonstration from someone who worked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace! That’s what you can expect at a Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts Discovery Day open house. The Director of our Chef School, Chef John Higgins (you may know him from Chopped Canada), will tell you about programs while preparing a delicious meal—one you’ll get to taste.

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On the hospitality side of things, you’ll hear from Adrian Caravello, Co-ordinator for three programs in our School of Hospitality. Who better to get career advice from than someone who started as a dishwasher and worked his way up to general manager of Oliver and Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier? It’s not just program information and industry experience that Adrian shares during the Discovery Day—he also has current students show you how to make a mocktail that you’ll get to sample yourself.

We pride ourselves on our industry connections and that’s why our Discovery Days also feature a panel of working professionals. Our most recent panel included Jasmine Baker, Owner, For the Love of Food; Christina Kuypers, Vice President, Operations & Guest Experience, Cineplex (The Rec Room and Playdium); and Brendan Piunno, Owner and Operator, Café Cancan and Piano Piano. Each partner provided great advice and tips about breaking into the industry.

After the presentations, you can enjoy food and drinks and chat with our faculty and graduates. Make sure to bring your appetite and questions so you’re ready for the full Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts experience!

Many of our other programs and academic centres offer information sessions throughout the year. Some are available in person, while others are hosted online. You can also book a campus tour to get a sense of campus life at George Brown.