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NC students host Project Brew

Student-made craft beers were in the spotlight on August 11 as NC Brewmaster students presented Project Brew Expo 150. Held at the St. Catharines Market Square, Project Brew was hosted by students in the final semester class of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, who displayed a selection of 17 beer styles that were […]

Wine grad behind new De Simone Vineyards in NOTL

A Niagara College grad is behind a new winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Vincenzo De Simone was a 2011 graduate of NC’s Winery and Viticulture Technician program. He is taking on the role of winemaker at  De Simone Vineyards. The winery celebrated its grand opening on the weekend of August 5-7. It is located at 865 Niagara […]

Bench Brewing partners with Niagara College Teaching Brewery; scholarships awarded to future leaders in the Ontario craft brew industry

Matt Giffen, president of Bench Brewing Company (third from left) presents a $30,000 donation to Niagara College president Dan Patterson (second from left) to establish the Bench Brewing Graduating Student Award. Pictured (from left) are Steve Gill (Niagara College Learning Enterprises Corp. general manager), Dan Patterson (NC president), Matt Giffen (president, Bench Brewing Company), Gary Read more »

Food becomes art

The recent edition of the Canadian Museum Associations magazine Muse is now available, featuring an article from CFWI dean Craig Youdale. Youdale’s article focuses on the collaboration between CFWI and the Museum Association for the Great Canadian Masters book, which pairs Canadian chefs with recipes inspired by paintings and their favourite Canadian Artwork. It also […]

Déjà brew: Niagara College Teaching Brewery wins again at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Niagara College’s Teaching Brewery professors and students are celebrating another round of success at the 2017 United States Open Beer Championship. NC’s Teaching Brewery earned two bronze medals at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship earlier this month. More than 6,000 beers representing more than 100 different styles from breweries from around the world were Read more »

Food Starter and Niagara College offer unique mentoring expertise to budding food entrepreneurs

From left: Craig Youdale, dean of NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute; Dana McCauley, executive director, Food Starter; Jeffrey Steen, industry engagement and corporate training manager, NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute; and Gary Torraville, associate dean, NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Generations of your family have relished Great Aunt Gertha’s seasoned gherkins, but Read more »