ProStart®: The CCI Experience

Back in February we were happy to announce that CCI would be a sponsor for the ProStart Program. Fast forward to the weekend of the National ProStart Invitational and the CCI team is flying over to sunny California! None of us had much of an idea of what to expect but I can tell you we…

Final Exams, Don’t Crack Yet!

  Studying. Sleepless nights. Five cups of coffee. Are you starting to feel the stress of final exams and practicals coming up? It’s the final stretch before summer break and you might just feel like you’re an egg about to crack! Stress can show itself in many ways and we are here to give you some tips on…

Who took the Cast Iron Chef title?

On Thursday, March 5th, 2015, a group of high school students battled it out in the kitchen in hopes of becoming Fleming College’s next Cast Iron Chef. The annual competition hosted by Fleming College was held at Fulford’s Restaurant. There were three teams consisting of a Fleming chef/faculty member, one to two Fleming culinary students,…

Meet ProStart®

ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and food service leaders. Students get the opportunity to combine their knowledge with real-life experience to discover new interests, learn new skills and open the doors for fulfilling careers. Canada Cutlery…

How to: Make a Dahlia Flower from a Butternut Squash

Sculpting fruits and vegetables truly is a work of art. Whether its a lemon garnished on your drink, vegetables on your plate or a fruit sculpture centerpiece, it all takes skill and talent to complete. To help you get started we have provided you with a photo demonstration on how to make a Dahlia Flower…

New Year, New You!

We all know that making a New Year’s resolution is hard and that making one you can actually keep is even harder! If you’ve been having a hard time with some of your resolutions, why not try to simplify things a little? Let’s take it back a step and look at the basics: taking care…

Win or Lose, Competition Always Makes You Stronger

There are dance competitions for dancers and sports tournaments for all kinds of athletes, so what is there for students whose passion is cooking? If you are a high school student looking to pursue a career as a chef or even a current culinary or hospitality management student, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in…

Is Culinary School For You?

Today’s blog post is written by a former Culinary Apprentice, CCI’s Jesse Diaz! Here’s a little bit about him…  Education: 2012 Culinary Apprentice Graduate, Humber College Training: Metropolitan Hotel (currently the Doubletree), The Windsor Arms Hotel Favourite courses in school: Culinary Skills and Techniques, Butchery Practical, Discovering the World of Wine Have you ever considered…