Barb Piccoli sitting at her desk

Welcome to the School Barb Piccoli

A warm welcome to Barb Piccoli, the School's new Administrative Assistant to Director, Statia Elliot. Barb is located in MACS, Room 202, please drop by and say hello.

HFTM students enjoy the cocktail hour event

Cocktail Hour with Cameron Bogue of Earls Restaurants

HFTM students recently had the pleasure of meeting and creating cocktails with Cameron Bogue, Beverage Director of Earls Kitchen & Bar.

Cameron has developed new cocktails and modernized fresh and classic cocktails for the Earls bar program for 65 restaurants throughout Canada and the USA.  Along with maintaining the cocktail program, he also maintains the Earls beer program and has created different regional craft beer programs.

NEW Beer Seminars offered in the Fall

The School is thrilled to announce the offering of beer education.  With the success of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification courses, it made sense to look into beer as our next step.

The beer seminar series will launch in October, offering 'Beer Basics' in October, followed by 'Canadian Brewing Traditions" in January 2017, and 'Farmhouse Fermentation: Beer & Cheese' in March 2017.

2016 OHI Top 30 Under 30 Honoured

top 30 under 30 recipients
Photo caption: (l-r: Bruce McAdams, faculty representative, Aaron Laurie, David Humphrey, Jamie Knoepfli & Benn Froggett)  

Joe Barth speaks with a group of locals in India

Research on Black Pepper Takes Professor Joe Barth to India

In February as part of the research for a book about black pepper (piper nigrum), Joe Barth travelled to Cochin, India to follow the supply chain from the grower to the exporter.  Highlights of the trip included consultations with an Ayurvedic Doctor about the uses of black pepper in traditional Indian medicine; visits to a medium-sized pepper farm in the western Ghats mountains, rural commissioned spice traders, the India Pepper and Spice Traders Association (where pepper auctions are held) and a lengthy interview with one of the largest pepper exporters i

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