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Artwork Credit: Arssia Moeini, Bachelor of Science, 3D Modeling for Animation and Games, the Art Institute of Vancouver, 2015.

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For seven straight years, The Princeton Review has ranked Ai Vancouver in its top 10 in North America. And this year, we're at the top of the rankings in Canada.

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The Art Institute of Vancouver is located in a region known for innovative people. Here, you'll learn in a city that's focused on a distinctly west-coast lifestyle--one that's the continent's 3rd largest film and TV production center.

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The Second Floor Bistro is a student-run restaurant of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. The Second Floor's evolving menu features an enticing selection of dishes, from Pacific North West favorites to international fusions, inspired and created by our chefs-in-training.

The Second Floor Bistro allows our students to master all aspects of restaurant and culinary arts under the leadership of industry professionals, whilst showcasing the talents and creativity of the culinary program's senior students.

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The Art Institute of Vancouver Supports “Creative Mornings” The Art Institute of Vancouver Supports “Creative Mornings”

The Art Institute of Vancouver was the June 2016 Supporting Partner of “Creative Mornings”, a monthly breakfast lecture series attended by over 200 creative professionals. The theme for June’s discussion was “Broken Art.” Presenting speaker Barrie Mowatt, founder of The Vancouver Biennale (of which The Art Institute of Vancouver is an educational partner), discussed his passion for art and how he’s working to make an impact in Vancouver’s art scene.

Students from The Art Institute of Vancouver have produced several documentary videos and marketing collateral for The Vancouver Biennale, which curates global public art from Canada to China to Brazil.

Learn more about “Creative Mornings” here: https://creativemornings.com/talks/barrie-mowatt/1

The Art Institute of Vancouver is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Vancouver does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Vancouver makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

 

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Culinary Students from The Art Institutes System of Schools Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest Culinary Students from The Art Institutes System of Schools Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest

Fourteen students invited to prestigious 2-week training in Italy, Scholarships awarded

[Pittsburgh, PA, March 28, 2016] Fourteen culinary artists from The Art Institutes are on their way to Italy to compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. The contest challenges culinary students from across North America, in teams of two, to create new and original ideas for dishes that feature truffles as their main ingredient.  The truffles are provided exclusively and directly by Urbani Tartufi. 

The contest reflects the continuing commitment by Urbani Tartufi truffles to bring awareness to the culture of truffle and its ancient history. Urbani Tartufi is respected worldwide for representing the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Through this culinary competition, young chefs are provided the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills while achieving sensory and emotional enrichment.  

To reach the competition finals, 50 teams of students created two dishes—a “chef’s choice” (savory or sweet) and a main course. Recipes and photos of the finished dishes were submitted for consideration and judged based on principles of originality, creativity, and innovation. Each submission was scored on a 100-point scale. Of the 50 teams admitted to the contest, seven teams were chosen as finalists.

The seven finalist teams were awarded scholarships by the Paolo Urbani Foundation to participate in a two-week, full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. There, they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes, which will be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Additionally, Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.  

“Traveling to Italy and cooking with Urbani Tartufi truffle—one of the world’s most sought-after culinary delicacies—is an exciting opportunity for our culinary students to build their experience in preparing international cuisine,” said Tim Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes. 

According to the Paolo Urbani Foundation, the competition is a statement of confidence and investment in the professional future of the students and a means to help them deepen their knowledge of a precious product as well as to continue to pass on the history of Paolo Urbani, his land, and his legacy.

In addition to the scholarship, winners also earn a trip to the “Truffle Experience at Urbani Tartufi,” which consists of an exclusive journey in the world of truffles. The experience begins in Umbria and culminates at the Accademia del Tartufo, the first school on truffles, where professional chefs will hand down their knowledge in the art of cooking truffles.

The students from The At Institutes are all currently working toward culinary degrees. They include:

The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University

Mark Serpas, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Maria Alcantar, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University

Christopher Heinlein, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Food & Beverage Management

Timothy San Pedro, Associate of Science, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Rachel Walton, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

Samantha Santti, Associate of Science, Baking & Pastry

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

Devin Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Culinary Management

Kirsten Mathers, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Chris Greer, Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts

Rebekah Leatherwood, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

The Art Institute of Vancouver

Pavlik Ricalde, Culinary Arts Diploma

Bailey Allan, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Andrea Stevens, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

JoVonia Newby, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts Management

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Graduates Participate in Vancouver Fashion Week Graduates Participate in Vancouver Fashion Week

Two graduates of The Art Institute of Vancouver participated in Vancouver’s Fashion Week from March 14-20, 2016. The designers are Suman Faulkner of LATA Designers, who earned a Diploma in Fashion Design in 2013; and Zong Peng, who earned a Diploma in Fashion Design in 2014.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4479 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Culinary Students featured in Vancouver Sun, Headed to Italy Culinary Students featured in Vancouver Sun, Headed to Italy

The Art Institute of Vancouver culinary students Pavlik Ricalde and Baily Allan were recently invited to participate in a 2-week training in Italy, where they’ll compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. Pavlik Ricalde is working toward a Culinary Arts Diploma and Baily Allan is working toward a Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma.

Ricalde and Allan’s truffle creations were featured in The Vancouver Sun—print, online, and blog. The truffle team will participate in a full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. Then they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes to be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.

Read about Ricalde and Allan’s truffle creations here: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/trifling+with+truffles/11771236/story.html

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Vancouver does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Vancouver makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Mirage Memmer

Mirage Memmer

Advertiser, Hawaii Bento, LLC

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Marcus Mills

Marcus Mills

Coordinator, Viacom International Program Sales Operations

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Nathan Selep

Nathan Selep

Project Manager, Telegraphics, Inc.

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Mando Daniel Perez

Mando Daniel Perez

Production Designer, Walmart.com

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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Digital Campaign Management Specialist, Tribune Digital

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