Baking for the Holidays
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year—and perhaps the busiest for VIU’s Professional Baking and Pastry Arts department. The department went through an intensive two weeks of holiday baking in early December to fulfill approximately $15k worth of orders for the VIU and Nanaimo community. The holiday delicacies range from classic … Continued
VIU Culinary Arts Program Donates Meals to the Salvation Army
The holidays are all about lending a helping hand to those who need it. VIU’s Culinary Arts Program is doing just that this season. The program is donating extra food to the Nanaimo Salvation Army New Hope Centre on Nicol Street, roughly the equivalent of 200 meals a week, VIU said in a press release. … Continued
Lauren Cartmel and her Maison
Ma Maison translates to “My House.” While the “My” in this case refers to the experienced chef and owner, Lauren Cartmel, it can also be applied to any of the guests that visit the ever-inviting cozy restaurant.