News North Island College’s pop up restaurant returning to Crown Isle SHARE ON: Jon Gauthier, staff Monday, Jan. 20th, 2020 NIC tourism and hospitality instructor Pedro Caraballo Acosta and Chef Jonathan Frazier speak with students at NIC’s pop-up restaurant, which returns Jan 23.(Photo provided by North Island College) North Island College students are teaming up with Crown Isle to bring you a unique new dining opportunity. Hospitality students are joining forces with Chef Jonathan Frazier and The Park at Crown Isle to create a pop-up restaurant. It will offer patrons a menu of delicious, locally-prepared food that is only available for a short time. This is the second time NIC students have offered a pop-up restaurant in partnership with Crown Isle. Tourism and Hospitality Instructor, Pedro Caraballo Acosta, says the pop-up model provides a rare opportunity for students to apply their learning and work with a world-class chef. “Students can sharpen their skills in an applied environment with real, paying customers,” said Caraballo Acosta. “It’s a great way to get industry exposure and get noticed by potential employers.” The pop-up restaurant will be open for dinner from 5:30-8:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays starting Wednesday until March 6th and NIC says because seats are limited and fill up quickly, it’s recommended that you reserve early by emailing [email protected] or calling 250-334-5292. For a complete menu, schedule and reservations, visit NIC’s website.