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VICE-PRESIDNET -  PICA KITCHEN PARTY & SLOW FISH CHAIR - DARREN CLAY

Darren Clay is Executive Culinary Chef Instructor at PICA. Graduating from culinary school in 1998, Chef Darren spent his early years in the Industry honing his skills and beginning his apprenticeship at the prestigious Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.  Chef Darren set off to further his education and also apply his skills on an International level in Singapore, Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia for 3 years before returning to the West Coast. Back in Vancouver he led a team of 30 in his new role of Executive Chef of the Village Taphouse in Park Royal and the Robson Street Cactus Club.  Monitoring all aspects of restaurant revenue, expenses and employee training, he realized his passion for passing on his knowledge to others. Over the years, Chef Darren has tackled various roles at PICA - from teaching the Culinary Arts program to handling our Corporate division.