TORONTO — Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has become the first academic institution to receive Feast On certification for its sourcing of local food-and-beverage products used in the academic programs, as well as those purchased for the school’s experiential-learning foodservice operations.
Feast On is a certification program established by the Culinary Tourism Alliance to recognize businesses committed to sourcing Ontario-grown and produced food and drink. “Using local food-and-beverage products is an essential part of the DNA of our school,” says Suzanne Caskie, chair of Culinary Arts at Centennial College. “Where we source our food and how we educate our students about the value of supporting local producers reflect our mission of bringing social values into our curriculum as we prepare our graduates to be true leaders in the industry.”
Diners will be able to experience Feast On at The Local Cafe and Restaurant — the school’s dual café and restaurant concept located at Centennial’s Progress Campus. “We will be participating in as many Feast On program benefits as possible through The Local so that our community can enjoy Ontario’s bounty in our restaurant,” says Caskie. “Our students will have ample opportunities to turn these products into amazing food experiences.”