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Take a bite out of Camosun Food Affair: Sept. 16-23

Mark your calendars for the first-ever Camosun Food Affair, Sept. 16 - 23 and celebrate the impact of Camosun alumni in the local restaurant and hospitality industries.

Sample delicious food and drinks from dozens of local restaurants and eateries from Victoria to Sidney and Sooke to Cowichan this fall. The first-ever Camosun Food Affair takes place Sept. 16 to 23, and is a celebration of local cuisine and the powerful impact of Camosun alumni in the South Island region’s vibrant restaurant and hospitality industry.

“For decades, the local hospitality industry has provided a space for learning and growth for students and graduates of the Hospitality Management program,” says Camosun Hospitality Management Chair Carl Everitt. “These opportunities have supported successful careers for leaders and managers within the local industry. The Camosun Food Affair is a fine example of how the hospitality industry in the South Island and Camosun are collaborating to celebrate the success of local, sustainable partnerships.”

The Camosun Food Affair is modelled after the popular Dine Around Victoria promotion. Camosun’s version is designed as a college-themed dining experience with more than 40 partners from the local food, service, and hospitality communities to recognise the past five decades of alumni successes in those industries.

“We’re really excited to shine a spotlight on the excellent culinary culture in our region,” says Camosun Culinary Arts Chair David Lang. “The range and diversity of our local industry involves fine dining restaurants, cafes and delis, food trucks and everything in between. Our region is blessed with incredible culinary talent, with many people and businesses having a strong connection to Camosun. I encourage everyone to support local this September by sampling the delicious food from our community partners.”

Mark your calendars for a week of delicious food and drink from Sept. 16 to 23, 2021 that is part of celebrations for the college’s 50th anniversary year. Dine in or take out delicious local fare from one of our participating establishments while giving community businesses a much needed boost! The full list of participating establishments in the first-ever Camosun Food affair is at:

Graduates from Camosun’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs have gone on to many successful careers locally, nationally and internationally as managers, owners, operators, top chefs, industry movers and shakers and more. Camosun’s programs offer excellent opportunities for people to advance their careers in a variety of exciting management and leadership roles.

As our industry partners envision a post-pandemic future, now more than ever skilled and experienced graduates are needed to hit the ground running in their chosen fields. Learn more and apply today through the websites of Camosun’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts/Professional Chef training programs.

Camosun, located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, with campuses on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, is one of the largest colleges in the province. Established in 1971, Camosun now celebrates 50 years of delivering innovative, life-changing academic and applied programs to 16,000 students annually.

Contact information

Ivan Watson

Marketing & Communications Strategist

Camosun College