Our campus is located at 5183 Trussler Road, just west of Ayr, Ontario.
The 1909 Culinary Academy is Canada’s first chef training facility with a focus on Agriculture and the myriad of techniques used to cultivate the food destined for your chef inspired menu.
Fittingly named after the year it was built, The 1909 Culinary Academy, has been converted into a chef-owned, restaurant style kitchen of our private, hands-on culinary institute.
Built In 1909, this schoolhouse presents a lesson in community heritage stewardship. Inside, original details are everywhere, and include the blackboards, decorative tin ceiling, lighting fixtures, trim, doors, wainscoting, hardwood floors, and original dual entry foyer. After being closed to elementary students in 1965, the building was maintained for regular community events by the Townline Community Club, the school has always doubled as a social gathering place. Until 2018, this majestic building sat empty.
One hundred and ten years later, students will be trading lesson slates for chef knives as this schoolhouse is reborn.
We invite you to find out more about our executive chef, the unique advantages to training in our chef-owned facility, and the opportunity to customize your chef training experience