Chef Instructor Christine Lilyholm and students prepare for another wonderful season of culinary delights at NIC’s Third Course Bistro

College bistro re-opens with a full plate

the menu includes items such as Maple Glazed Quail Salad, Steamed Local Mussels, Braised Lamb Shank

North Island College’s Third Course Bistro in Campbell River opens once again to the public untill Nov. 28, for dinners Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-8 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.

The Professional Cook 2 students in the Culinary Arts program have created a menu that is sure to be “An Education for Your Palate”.

Keeping in mind the seasonality of products, the menu includes items such as Maple Glazed Quail Salad, Steamed Local Mussels, Braised Lamb Shank, Feta Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast and Grilled Wild Salmon.

For desserts the Chai Tea Crème Brûlé and Ice Cream Stuffed Profiteroles are sure to be a hit.

The ever popular tableside flambé will be new and exciting each week and sure to be an enticing dessert option for patrons.

“The students put a lot of time and effort into preparing the menus,” stated Christine Lilyholm, Chef Instructor with the Culinary Arts Program.  “The opportunity to plan, prepare and execute the menu is great experience that the students carry with them through their careers.”

When asked about the Bistro, Jo-Anne Steele, a student in the Professional Cook 2 program, said, “I am looking forward to working with water and fire, as I get to make Consommé and tableside Flambé desserts.”

Also taking place this fall is NIC’s annual Wine Festival.

Celebrate the decadence and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with this year’s ‘Great Gatsby’-themed Wine Festival.

This fun and frolicsome event will take place at NIC’s Campbell River campus on Friday, Nov. 14, and is hosted by the students and faculty of the Tourism & Hospitality Management program.

Tickets are on sale now at the NIC Bookstores at the Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses, as well as at Merecroft Village Liquor Store, Royal Coachman Liquor Store and the Riptide Pub in Campbell River.

For tickets to the wine festival, reservations or information about our Bistro, call 250-923-9708 or email  To view a sample menu, visit

For those interested in a career in the exciting field of Culinary Arts, NIC’s Professional Cook 1 program begins Nov. 10 in Campbell River.

Students receive apprenticeship hours while going to school and graduate in time for a summer apprenticeship position.

For more information contact 1-800-715-0914 or email