Cavendish Farms is pleased to announce the official opening of the Culinary Creation Center the research division of Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada.
“This new establishment is the perfect example of a winning collaboration on all fronts with the Culinary Institute, recognized as one of the most prolific and renowned culinary training schools in the country,” says the President of the Farms. Cavendish, Robert K. Irving. “We will have access to the Institute’s talented staff and research leaders, and this partnership will help Cavendish meet the demand of consumers looking for innovative meal solutions.”
For Holland College President Brian McMillan, this partnership is another example of college leadership in culinary arts, as well as research and development. “The main benefit for us is to be able to work directly with the industry on innovative and practical product concepts for the foodservice industry.The partnership with industry is a fundamental component of our training philosophy, as well as our vision for the future, “he adds.
The Cavendish Farms’ Culinary Creation Center shares the premises of Smartest Kitchen, which is the research division of the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College’s Culinary Tourism and Culinary Center. downtown Charlottetown, PEI With an area of 1120 square meters (12,052 square feet), the two-storey facility will offer a range of services including food product development, testing and a pilot production line.
“Continuous product innovation is at the heart of Cavendish Farms’ future,” says Robert Irving. “Recently, our home-made potato chips and quarters ‘Les Paysannes’ won the Canadian Grand Prix for New Products in the Frozen Food category at a competition that recognizes product innovation. This partnership with Holland College is an essential part of our ongoing commitment to food innovation. ”
The Cavendish Farms’ Culinary Creation Center also has a state-of-the-art pilot production line with expandable food processing equipment. These production facilities will work in collaboration with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen and its food science laboratory.
The new facility is the result of financial contributions from the federal government, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Province of Prince Edward Island, Cavendish Farms and Holland College.