George Brown College,
Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts Renovations
Originally completed in 2009, George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) serves as a premier destination for culinary arts.
In 2014, the College felt it was time to upgrade the facility to support skills training and experiential learning for students in the food and beverage sector. KMAI was approached to assist with the interior renovation over two levels.
The ground floor renovation involved a Showcase Kitchen and lecture space with a 100+ seat auditorium featuring broadcasting AV technology. A cooper metal curtain separates the kitchen and seating area, which provides the opportunity to film chefs as they teach.
A former resource centre was transformed into a Research Bake Lab and Temperature-Controlled Chocolate and Confectionery Lab fitted with various work surfaces, including butcher block, marble and stainless steel. The ground floor also includes a Quantity Research Bake Lab and a Temperature-Controlled Lab.
The second floor features an innovative Research Culinary Lab for the student-run and operated Chef on the Run program that offers takeout fare.
The results are refined and polished, creating spaces for a new generation of students trained in the Culinary Arts program.