Blue Hat Bakery-Café

  • 101-1505 2nd Ave West
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4
  • Phone: 604-734-4488

As Vancouver’s leading accredited Culinary Centre, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is committed to educational excellence; offering diploma granting Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts and Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certifications alongside our award-winning Blue Hat Bistro and Bakery.

Proudly our Blue Hat Bistro has received many accolades over the years, featuring seasonal and gourmet three-course prix fixe menus prepared by tomorrow’s next great chefs. Guided by our team of talented, dedicated and passionate Chef Instructors our students enjoy small class sizes, comprehensive hands-on training as well as, many culinary opportunities outside of our professional kitchens.

Blue Hat Bistro restaurant hours are: Lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30AM - 2:00PM, Brunch on weekends from 11:00am-2:00pm and for Dinner Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 9:00PM.

Blue Hat Bakery hours are:
Every Day from 8:00AM - 6:00PM.  

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Blue Hat Bistro & Bakery are located at the entrance to Granville Island and have enjoyed a harbour view since 1997.

Our Culinary Centre is open to the public providing short culinary programs that include hands-on cooking classes, WSET & Cicerone certification, teen cooking classes as well as a variety of themed cooking classes including corporate team building, private bookings and catering opportunities.

Dining Average Cost: $26 - $50
Private Dining: Reception - 60 Seated / 100 Standing
Dining Style:  French Inspired West Coast Bistro
Special Features: Granville Island Harbour View, Wheelchair Access, Private Parties & Free Parking

Dining & Nightlife
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  • Buy Out:
  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 60
  • Max Capacity Banquet: 60
  • Max Capacity Reception: 90
  • Meal Type:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Patio:
  • Total Number of Private Rooms: 8
  • Total Restaurant/Nightclub Capacity: 90
  • View:


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  • Free Parking:
  • Group Bookings:
  • Group Rates:
  • Maximum Group Size: 60
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  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Last Renovated: 2014
  • Year Opened: 1997

Facility Info

  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description Blue Hat Bistro is our fine-dining restaurant and has been host to private party buy-outs as well as numerous corporate and fundraising events. 1 or more of our 8 professional culinary kitchens can host hands-on team building cooking classes with an option to dine in our licensed restaurant space. Minimum booking size is 12pp - Maximum sit-down 60pp. Pending availability. Full information regarding our variety of booking opportunities is listed on our website under the 'Catering & Group Events' tab.
  • Largest Room 60
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1000
  • Reception Capacity 90
  • Space Notes Audio video requests can be accommodated. Free Parking. Granville Island Habour views. Windows into our professional kitchens allow our restaurant guests a glimpse into the culinary training of our students.
  • Banquet Capacity 60
  • Number of Rooms 8
  • Classroom Capacity 20

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