(Left to right) Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal, Denis Nadeau, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Chef Justin Bonney, Culinary Arts Professor at Collège Boréal, and Noella Farell, Owner of Mattagami Heights Farms.
Friday, March 31, 2017 – Timmins – Collège Boréal
Tonight’s Bistro Boréal, held at the Timmins campus, celebrated an important partnership between Collège Boréal and two local businesses, the Fromagerie Kapuskoise and Mattagami Heights Farm.
Under the supervision of Chef Justin Bonney, students enrolled in Boréal’s Culinary Arts program in Timmins regularly organize gourmet events known as “Bistro Boréal”. Open to the public, the bistros allow students to put into practice classroom training and manage a culinary event from start to finish. In addition, thanks to the popularity of the events, two educational trips were funded with part of the proceeds.
Canadian cuisine was highlighted at the March 31 event. Guests were served poutine with shredded duck confit and cheese curds from Fromagerie Kapuskoise, maple glazed braised beef short ribs from Mattagami Heights Farms, and other Canadian delights!
“The agricultural opportunities in northeastern Ontario are limitless. Collège Boréal is committed to working closely with local businesses and showcasing quality products from the region.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“The success of our bistro event rests on community support. On behalf of the College, I would like to thank Timmins residents for their continued support. A special thank you to the Fromagerie Kapuskoise and Mattagami Heights Farm for their ongoing contribution toward the success of our culinary programs and the economic development of this great community.”
Jean-Pierre Nadon, Collège Boréal Director, Timmins
“Bistro Boréal is a win-win event for the North! We are proud to collaborate with other local businesses to ensure the sustainable development of the community.”
Denis Nadeau, Fromagerie Kapuskoise
“We are committed to offering quality local products and are proud to share them with others. I would like to thank Collège Boréal for helping us promote our brand!”
Noella Farell, Owner of Mattagami Heights Farm
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services in 36 access centres and campuses in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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