Levels of Academic Training
FCA offers classes for all skill levels from beginner to expert chef.
Student / Consumer Series
Our courses are built to expand the home chef’s repertoire while also getting to interact with state of the art equipment.
The professional level offers aspiring chef’s and restaurateurs a backdoor view into the systems and skills behind top kitchens and restaurants.
Ideal for birthdays, team building, family gatherings, work parties, clients can choose from a variety of interactive, educational, and fun options.
Supporting Innovation Through Education.
Learn how to extract the perfect espresso, proper milk frothing technique, pouring latte art and creating specialty drinks using flavoured syrups.
Led by our experienced pizza masters, learn recipes and techniques in an interactive environment to help master the art of making the perfect pizza.
Develop an understanding of the ancient origins of gelato and experience the process first hand. Do this, of course, while tasting the creamy goodness along the way!
Learn to make authentic, fresh Italian pasta under the guidance of our passionate chefs. Designed to be fun and interesting, the Pasta Academy will turn you into an Italian pasta expert!
NEW THIS YEAR AT THE CANADIAN PIZZA SUMMIT!
Mystery Ingredient Challenge
Competitors will be given a selection of ingredients from which to choose plus one mystery ingredient that must be used!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
An intimate setting and fully equipped kitchen! The Canadian Pizza Summit will take place at Faema Canada’s showroom in Toronto, home to Faema Culinary Academy pizza, gelato, pasta and barista training.
Pizza-specific trade show! Highly engaged suppliers available to share their industry know-how in a relaxed setting and demonstrate how their latest products and services can help you make more money.
Two Chefs of the Year! We’re giving top honours and $500 each to TWO winners in their respective Traditional and Open divisions and taking both champs to Vegas to compete at Expo!
The Great Pizza Box Fold-Off! Ready, set, fold! Can you beat last year’s record (10 boxes folded in one minute, 3.7 seconds) set by James Timothy of Zen’Za Pizzeria in London, Ont.
SCHEDULE PIZZA SHOW
8:30 A.M. – SUMMIT REGISTRATION OPENS (FRONT ENTRANCE, LOBBY, STREET LEVEL)
8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. – COAT CHECK (LOBBY, STREET LEVEL)
8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. – CHEFS/COMPETITORS’ OPTIONAL INGREDIENT STORAGE (KITCHEN, UPPER LEVEL)
9:00 A.M. – TRADE SHOW OPENS
Enjoy a pizza-specific trade show, a relaxed setting and lots of time for networking with experienced industry suppliers of ingredients, equipment and services. Exhibitors will share their industry know-how and demonstrate how their latest products and services can help you make more money – and give you more time to work on the big-picture goals for your pizzeria.
9:00-11:00 A.M. – CHEF OF THE YEAR TRADITIONAL (KITCHEN)
Watch 12 talented pizza chefs prepare their signature pizzas and vie for the chance to join past Chefs of the Year in the winners' gallery. Better yet and even more fun – enter yourself! The winner, our new Chef of the Year (Traditional), will receive a free trip to compete in the International Pizza Challenge at Pizza Expo and $500 each to spend in Las Vegas!
11:00-11:15 A.M. – GREETINGS FROM EDITOR OF CANADIAN PIZZA MAGAZINE (MAIN LOBBY)
11:15 A.M. – MYSTERY INGREDIENT UNVEILED! (KITCHEN)
11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. – NEW THIS YEAR: MYSTERY INGREDIENT CHALLENGE! (KITCHEN)
Do you enjoy being creative under pressure? Show us what pizza magic you can work using your skill, imagination and knowledge of flavours to incorporate specific ingredients into a signature pizza! Competitors will be given a list of ingredients ahead of the competition from which to choose PLUS one Mystery Ingredient that must be used! Game on! Your prize package will include a gift certificate for a course from Faema Culinary Academy!
12:00 NOON-1:00 P.M. – BUFFET LUNCH (MAIN LOBBY)
Enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch (coffee and hot beverages available), chat with the editor of Canadian Pizza magazine, listen to product talks and network with other pizzerias!
12:00 NOON – PIZZA TRENDS IN CANADA: INTERACTIVE TALK (MAIN LOBBY)
Canadian Pizza editor Colleen Cross will highlight trends we’re seeing at Canadian pizzerias and invite comments from operators on what’s selling – and what customers are asking for – at their pizzerias.
12:30 P.M.-1:00 P.M. – PRODUCT TALKS (MAIN LOBBY)
Learn more about tools, products and services out there and how they can help ease your day-to-day challenges.
1:00-3:00 P.M. – CHEF OF THE YEAR OPEN (KITCHEN)
Watch 12 talented pizza chefs prepare their signature pizzas and vie for the chance to join past Chefs of the Year in the winners' gallery. Better yet and even more fun – enter yourself! The winner, our new Chef of the Year (Open), will receive a free trip to compete in the International Pizza Challenge at Pizza Expo and $500 each to spend in Las Vegas!
3:00-3:30 P.M. – GREAT PIZZA BOX FOLD-OFF (MAIN LOBBY)
Fast folders will compete by folding 10 large boxes (BYOB). The folder with the best time for will be deemed the winner and featured in Canadian Pizza magazine!
3:45 P.M. – CHEFS OF THE YEAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED! (MAIN LOBBY)
Who are the new Chefs of the Year? Who is the fastest folder? Who impressed judges most with their Mystery Ingredient pizza? There’s only one way to find out . . . JOIN US!
4:30 P.M. – CANADIAN PIZZA SUMMIT CLOSES: SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!