Starting this September, a new course is taking NIC’s tourism and hospitality management students behind the scenes in NIC’s student-run restaurant in Campbell River.

The Food Fundamentals & Service course exposes tourism students to the inner workings of a commercial kitchen, providing the next generation of servers and hospitality managers with tangible skills to create profitable, aesthetically pleasing menus.

Students in the Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma already participate annually in field trips to top local, regional and international resorts, organize tourism industry events and annual wine festivals, and take part in paid co-op learning opportunities on Vancouver Island, the BC Mainland, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as well as exchange opportunities in places like Hawaii, Mexico, and Ireland, and more.

For more information about NIC’s tourism programs, including the Adventure Guiding, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Professional Cook programs, visit