Resources & Capabilities

Niagara College’s Food & Beverage Innovation Centre draws on our highly qualified and experienced staff, faculty experts, and talented student employees from several programs, including Culinary Innovation and Food Technology (Co-op); Culinary Management (Co-op), Brewmaster; Brewery Operations Management; Artisan Distilling; Beverage Business Management; Winery and Viticulture Technician; and Wine Business Management programs, to provide a competitive advantage to industry partners in supporting their commercialization journey.

Our Facilities:

  • Research & Product Development (R&D) Kitchen
  • Beverage Analytical Laboratories
  • Beverage Pilot Processing Plant:
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approved for Inter-Provincial trade; HACCP; Safe Foods for Canadians Act (SFCA);
    Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) compliant
  • Cannabis Edibles R&D Laboratories
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Shelf-Life and Packaging Lab
  • Artisanal Distillery
  • Brewery and Hopyard
  • Winery and Vineyard
  • Industrial Culinary Kitchens

Our Commercialization Services:

  • Market Information
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Prospect/Client Lists
  • Advertising/Marketing Plan
  • International Market Entry/Export
  • E-Commerce, Web Design & Development

Canadian Food & Wine Institute resources

Work with us

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation provides real-world solutions for business, industry and the community through innovation activities.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Research & Innovation.