D.I.C.E.D. previously know as the North Shore Culinary School is the brainchild of Don Guthro, an accomplished executive chef, restaurateur, consultant and culinary school director who wanted to find a way to “give back” by providing tuition free culinary training to marginal, transitional and disadvantaged individuals.
A true social enterprise was born D.I.C.E.D. giving back and making changes.
Chef Donald Guthro was born and raised in rural Canada. He received his Commerce degree and professional Chef training at George Brown College in Ontario. Don then set out to refine his skills and educate himself internationally in Europe, working throughout France and Italy while learning the trade and traditions from old-world culinary pioneers….
D.I.C.E.D. Culinary previously know as the North Shore Culinary School provides a 15 month culinary training program for people serious about a career in the culinary industry. This is a fully sponsored culinary training program for students that qualify. Every student begins at Fundamentals then proceeds to Intermediate and finishes with Advanced Cookery, Baking and Pastry. All students are employed at our seasonal locations to collect paid practicum hours in a controlled environment. Baking and Pastry is optional.
Seasonal Cafe / Restaurant
We would like to introduce you to the newest sponsored culinary training program D.I.C.E.D.
D.I.C.E.D. works with NSCS Discovery Cafe/Restaurant at Jericho Beach and Mahon Park. Our program is geared to the hands on training of individuals. We are very excited in being part of the community at Jericho Beach. We will have a number of our students at these locations working part time throughout the year, and full time during the summer.
The culinary and life skills program has been built to provide our students with employability skills which allow them a successful start in the local community and work force. Funding for our students is provided by revenue generated through our daily business activities.
Please enjoy your visit and if you have any questions about what we do please do not hesitate in contacting us!
Social Enterprise Hospitality Business
Our menus at each location range from casual to formal. We use the best ingredients and prepare each item into something that is memorable and unique. "Yes" we buy local when we can, and "Yes" we make everything in-house from scratch.
We offer menus that are affordable in all of our locations. The menus are priced at fair market value. We strive to develop repeat customers not just one time shoppers.
Proceeds from all of our business activity goes towards our sponsored culinary training programs at D.I.C.E.D. Culinary Centre. We are a self driven Social Enterprise that focuses on giving individuals a skill so they can help themselves to become part of their community.
When You Should Choose Us?
Meal Delivery Programs
D.I.C.E.D. can offer your organization or non profit meals that are both high in nutrition and unique. Providing nourishment for the body and mind and bringing communities together. Every day D.I.C.E.D. produces hot, well-balanced meals for low-income people at 10 locations in the lower mainland, such as shelters, health care facilities, transitional housing programs.
Total meals produced for at-risk and marginal (adults and seniors in various organizations over the years) from April 2009 when we started to present 1,015,008 total meals produced.