The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) has announced a new Cultural Culinary Arts and Tourism program for the Bonavista campus. It comes two years after the local cook program was discontinued.
In an announcement at the college on Wednesday, March 27, CNA President and CEO Bruce Hollett was joined by Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Bernard Davis, and Bonavista MHA Neil King gave the details of the new one-time joint program offering that will begin in September 2019.
Cultural Culinary Arts and Tourism will see students develop their culinary skills in one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s prime tourism destinations.
“CNA is once again proud to provide a unique program that covers many facets of this province’s booming tourism industry,” said Hollett.
“We strive to ensure that our program offerings are not only current and relevant, but they also meet the high-quality standards that are demanded in today’s economic climate. Graduates from this program will be able to contribute a strong skillset that will ensure the cultural uniqueness of Newfoundland and Labrador is enhanced even further.”
The joint program will help develop students’ ability to create a cultural culinary tourism experience, assess and market local foods, cook and present food in local way, and learn how to target cultural menus to a specific audience.
To apply for the first year beginning in September 2019 (cook program), applicants must meet the entrance requirements of CNA’s Cook program offering.
Year 2, beginning in September 2020 (Cultural Culinary Arts & Tourism), is considered a post-diploma offering for eligible applicants who have graduated from a recognized college or university with a certificate, diploma or degree in the area of Cook or Culinary Arts.
“In recent years, our province has earned its reputation as an exciting place to enjoy delicious, authentic cuisine,” said Davis.
“The Cultural Culinary Arts and Tourism program will prepare graduates for rewarding careers in the province’s growing tourism sector while ensuring Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can take advantage of every economic opportunity here at home. I look forward to continuing to work with College of the North Atlantic and our other partners in encouraging private sector job creation and the growth and diversification of the economy.”