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Canada's Smartest Kitchen

Canada's Smartest Kitchen, located inside the Tourism and Culinary Centre, offers a full suite of services, from concept development to market entry, for the agrifood, fisheries and functional food sectors by blending our culinary expertise, our advanced technology capabilities and our food science knowledge with our network of businesses, research organizations, academic institutions and government agency partners.

Building on The Culinary Institute of Canada's reputation for outstanding creative food preparation, Canada's Smartest Kitchen actively contributes to the Prince Edward Island and Atlantic region cluster of food and bioscience businesses through innovation and research excellence.

Culinary Institute of Canada

The Culinary Institute of Canada, located at Holland College's Tourism and Culinary Centre, has provided culinary and hotel and restaurant management training since 1983, and is regarded by many as the premiere culinary school in Canada. Students are drawn from around the world to the institute, where they have the opportunity to enjoy the unique cultural experience of Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada while at the same time developing the necessary skills to launch a successful career in the food and hospitality industry.

Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations, and International Hospitality Management students train at The Culinary Institute of Canada.

Under the guidance of world class chef instructors and learning managers, students learn to prepare and serve meals of the highest quality in the kitchens of the Lucy Maud Dining Room, an exclusive operational restaurant which seats 80 people, and in the Montgomery Cafeteria, which offers banquet facilities for up to 400 people.


Dining Room

(Renovations almost complete! Re-opening Nov 2017)

Come for the food, enjoy the view, savour the experience.

Just read the reviews on Trip Advisor and you’ll see what we mean when we say our students are trained to the highest of standards. Guests praise the restaurant—from the service, to the fine dining, to the view—with five-star reviews. Back in the kitchens, our students are getting hands-on experience in what it takes to deliver an extraordinary culinary experience.

Want to get a taste of what we’re teaching at the Institute? Join us for lunch or dinner.

Reservations are recommended. Call 902-894-6868 or email cic@hollandcollege.com.

Contact Us

Make a reservation by email or by calling (902) 894-6868. Gift certificates available.

For banquets and special events, please contact our Banquet Coordinator at (902) 566-9652.

Winter Hours:
(November to April 26)
  • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Tuesday to Friday
  • Dinner – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Tuesday to Saturday

In addition to all Sundays, the dining room will be closed on the following dates:

Christmas break
Last day of service Thursday, December 14, 2017 reopening for service Wednesday, January 10, 2018

March Break and Easter
Last day of service Thursday, March 22, 2018 reopening for service Friday, April 6, 2018

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