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Shaken, Stirred, and Educated: The Comprehensive Journey Through Conestoga's Beverage Management Program The Conestoga College 14-week intensive bartending program is designed to blend hands-on practice and theory with professional development skills for a leadership role in the hospitality industry. It offers a comprehensive study of mixology, wine, and beer, and is hosted in a state-of-the-art mixology lab. The program includes an immersive field placement opportunity with top industry partners. Program Highlights: As part of Level 1, students delve into an array of subjects. The curriculum includes ...
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Exploring Excellence in Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan The University of Saskatchewan's Food Science program is at the forefront of academic and research excellence in the fields of food and bioproduct sciences. This program is ideal for students with a passion for applying scientific principles to the study of food and the development of food technology, with a focus on value-added crop utilization , food safety, quality assurance, and bioproduct development. Program Highlights: The program boasts expertise in a wide array of food science disciplines, including areas like ...
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The Journey Through Baking and Pastry Arts Management at Centennial College Centennial College 's Baking and Pastry Arts Management program is designed for those who dream of turning their passion for baking into a thriving career. The program combines the fundamental skills of baking and pastry arts with essential management capabilities, focusing on aspects like menu design , purchasing , planning, and execution. Program Highlights: At Centennial College, students are provided with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art baking and pastry labs, as well as a commercial bakeshop. The program ...
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 05-17-2023. CFIN premiered i ts latest virtual experience -- Cultivating Succes s : Canada's Big Biomanufacturing Opportunity . The experience was hosted by cellular food experts Dr. Lenore Newman of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley in BC, and Dr. Evan Fraser of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario . Many Ca nadian cellular food companies were featured in the experience a nd explained the potential of this emerging technology to change how we produce, ...
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By: Brett Wills - Founder, CarbonOne T he evolving landscape of corporate sustainability can be puzzling, to say the least. The alphabet soup of acronyms and confusing terms muddies it further. A great example is the terms "Carbon Neutral" and "Net Zero". These terms are often used interchangeably by those unfamiliar with their distinct differences. However, the difference between the two is significant and crucial for brands to understand. As a carbon intelligence platf or m devoted to the Food & Beverage industry, CarbonOne is on a mission to cut through the cloud of confusion and bring F&B companies ...
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Charting a Path to Success in Culinary Management with Canadore College Begin an exciting career in a global field, from working in resorts and cruise ships to owning your business. The Culinary Management program at Canadore College trains students in modern culinary skills and management techniques under skilled professors and chefs de cuisine. Program Highlights: Whether your dream is to shine as an executive chef on a luxury cruise ship, manage a high-end resort kitchen, or even start your own culinary venture, this program offers the foundational skills and knowledge to turn these dreams ...
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 12-08-2023 The Specialty Food Association (SFA) Trendspotter Panel recently released what it predicts will be the hottest specialty food and beverage trends for 2024 . Here are a few highlights from the panel : Innovative beverages sales are growing faster than food products, so expect to see more single-serve, non-alcoholic carbonated and non-carbonated beverages ; coffee, tea and broth with functional ingredients; beverages that add energy, clarity, focus or a calming effect; beverages with less or no sugar, salt ...
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UFV’s Culinary Arts Certificate The University of the Fraser Valley offers a Culinary Arts Certificate . The university is also home to the Food and Agricultural Institute (FAI) an interdisciplinary research centre that focuses on issues, challenges, and sustainability solutions related to food and farm systems. Program Highlights: The full-time , 39-week Culinary Arts certificate program at the University ...
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As we look back on how YODL has grown and evolved over its first two years, we want to celebrat e the incredible contributions from the many community members who shaped this platform into what it is today. Every day, CFIN members come to YODL to share valuable insights, resources, and expertise to the benefit of everyone in Canada’s food innovation ecosystem. Today, we’re thrilled to highlight the top discussion posts, articles, and individual contributors that have helped make YODL a valuable platform for all our members . Top 5 Discussions Get More Co-packing & ...
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Over its first two years, YODL has grown from an aspiration to connect Canada’s food business community into a f eature rich platform that connects CFIN members to funding, partners, and each other. We already covered YODL’s career resources and its library of exclusive content this week. Today, we’re going to open the YODL toolbox to look at the array of self-serve tools food innovators can use to grow their organizations and their personal networks. Connect With Fellow CFIN Members With the Find Contacts Tool , you can search for and connect with ...
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In addition to being CFIN’s Regional Innovation Director for BC and Yukon, Lavina Gully is a food scientist and product developer with almost two decades of experience helping food and beverage companies innovate. In this series, Lavina answers questions from CFIN members on everything from product development, R&D, food industry careers, manufacturing best practices, and co-packing — just to name a few! If you have questions for Lavina, you can reach out to her directly and we can answer your question in next month’s mailbag. This month, Lavina answers your career and professional development ...
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One of the greatest things about YODL is getting to benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise o f CFIN’s 5,000+ members. Every week, members working at every level of Canada’s food innovation ecosystems are sharing their insights through discussion posts and articles posted to YODL. As we continue celebrating YODL’s two-year anniversary , we collected some of the wisdom, insights, and advice that our members have shared with the community. Top Articles by CFIN Members How Networking on YODL Led to a New Career Path and the Growth of Ontario's ...
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From Vine to Wine: Exploring Brock University's Oenology and Viticulture Program Brock University ’s Oenology and Viticulture program offers a comprehensive education in sensory science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, plant physiology, and cell biology. The program includes hands-on winemaking labs and viticulture fieldwork, along with opportunities to connect with leading researchers through Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Program Highlights: The immersive program combines a comprehensive scientific education with practical ...
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Over the last two years, YODL has expanded to include a ton of valuable tools and resources, including the Food Innovators Career H ub (FICH) . FICH is a forum where students, rec ent graduates , and established professionals can make connections with employers , find jobs, and grow their food industry careers . It is a valuable resource for recruiters and employers eager to post jobs and connect directly with Canada’s top food i ndustry talent. Since launching, FICH has: Added 5000+ members Hosted 84 discussion threads and job postings and 30+ articles ...
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From Vine to Wine: Exploring Brock University's Oenology and Viticulture Program Brock University ’s Oenology and Viticulture program offers a comprehensive education in sensory science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, plant physiology, and cell biology. The program includes hands-on winemaking labs and viticulture fieldwork, along with opportunities to connect with leading researchers through Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Program Highlights: The immersive program combines a comprehensive scientific education with practical ...
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YODL Turns Two🎉

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Happy Birthday to Canada’s f irst online platform connecting all players in the food and beverage ecosystem ! It is hard to believe that YODL is already two . In the last year alone, YODL has won industry awards, welcomed thousands of new members, sparked hundreds of insightful discussions, and forge d valuable connections across Canada’s food innovation ecosystem. This infographic breaks down the impact of YODL, highlighting everything from its newest industry tools to the most popular content and dis cussions published over the past two years:
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Exploring the Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences Program at the University of Guelph The Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences program at the University of Guelph combines the study of human health, nutrition, and nutraceuticals within the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. This program is ideal for students interested in understanding how food and nutrients affect health and wellness, and how they can be used to develop innovative products to improve human and environmental health. Program Highlights: This holistic perspective provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the profound ...
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Mastering the Art of Baking: Algonquin College ’ s Comprehensive Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program T he Baking and Pastry Arts Management Ontario College Diploma program from Algonquin College offers hands-on experience under professional chefs in state-of-the-art labs. Learn advanced patisserie training and management skills for career advancement or entrepreneurship. Unleash creativity in chocolate work, sugar artistry, cake design, artisan breads, and more. Acquire knowledge in business planning and operations for a successful career in the industry. Program Highlights: Courses ...
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published 09-05-2023 What It Is Food Processing Skills Canada ( FPSC ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to professionalizing the food and beverage manufacturing industry by providing leadership on labour, skills and workforce development . FPSC has developed a national skills strategy based on long-term approach es used in other professional sectors that builds on collaborations with industry, government, academia, unions, associations, community organizations and other stakeholders. What ...
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Feeding Wellbeing and the Environment: Acadia University's Holistic Approach to Nutrition and Dietetics Explore the impact of food, nutrition, and dietetics on wellbeing and the environment. Acadia University's School of Nutrition and Dietetics , established in 1928, offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. The curriculum supports career pursuits in nutrition, dietetics, or health professions like medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, and dentistry. Emphasizing food science, food product development, current nutrition, and dietetics issues, the program prepares students to work effectively in diverse settings. ...
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