Vancouver Island University has announced that it is now a bronze level-certified institution in Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries. The training will be incorporated into the Industry Training Authority (ITA) learning outcomes for the second year of VIU’s Culinary Arts program, in which students will learn about Japanese knife skills, Japanese ingredients and cooking methods, dietary culture, hygiene management, and Japanese hospitality and service. “Japanese culinary knife skills are considered the best in the world and this certification will provide students with the opportunity to gain knife skills that will aid them in their careers,” said VIU Culinary Arts instructor Avi Sternberg. VIU is reportedly one of only 12 institutions from around the globe that is certified to offer the training. VIU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.